Green New Deal for Hawaii – Citizen Engagement and Advocacy

With the federal government in Washington turning away from taking action on climate change, Hawaii is now challenged to create its own “Green New Deal.” Senator Russell Ruderman spoke about the citizen skills necessary to get government to enact legislation.

What should Hawaii’s Green New Deal look like? What are the choices and challenges facing us from the threats of climate change? These questions and more were addressed and delivered by Senator Ruderman. This event was part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series.

Senator Ruderman engaged the crowd with both unique and popular perspectives on Citizen advocacy and engagement. The crowd at the University shared a consistent message about getting things done. Senator Ruderman shared actionable items that anyone can do to get more involved and get their messages heard. Greta Thunberg’s name was on the minds of everyone in attendance.

Greta Thunberg
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 13: Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers brief remarks surrounded by other student environmental advocates during a strike to demand action be taken on climate change outside the White House on September 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The strike is part of Thunberg’s six day visit to Washington ahead of the Global Climate Strike scheduled for September 20. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

As always Global Hope delivered a great event with students and community members of all ages. It was a really great night for citizen, constituent and members of our growing climate action community.

Hawaii Green New Deal - Citizen Engagement
Citizen Advocacy 101 QnA with Senator Ruderman


This presentation was part of Global HOPE’s America in Crisis Series. For more information, call Noelie Rodriguez at 963-6966.

Global HOPE (Hawaii Organization for Peace and the Environment) is a Hawaii Community College registered independent student organization.

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