Monday, January 31, 2011

"What is left of the State's environmental programs?"

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, the Natural Resources Section (NRS) of the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) will host guest speaker Gary Gill, Deputy Director of the Environmental Health Administration, Hawaii Department of Health, who will present: "What is left of the State's environmental programs?"

Mr. Gill has had a lengthy career in government and community service. At the age of 26, Mr. Gill was elected to the Honolulu City Council and served two years. Mr. Gill was then appointed as the Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control and as Deputy Director of Health for the Environment during the administration of Governor Ben Cayetano.

Mr. Gill subsequently transitioned to the non-profit community as Development Director for the Sierra Club, Program Manager for Kokua Kalihi Valley and Executive Director of Waimea Valley on the North Shore of Oahu. Since 2009, Mr. Gill has served as the Program Director for the Blue Planet Foundation of Hawaii where he has developed a CFL bulb exchange program and the Hawaii Home Energy Makeover TV show, among other projects.  Recently, Governor Neil Abercrombie asked Mr. Gill to once again lead the environmental protection programs for the State of Hawaii.

NRS holds its monthly brown bag lunch meeting from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the HSBA conference room.  Guests are welcome but priority will be given to paid members.

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