Brian Fisher | April 22, 2010
We wrote about Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Energy Lab last October (Hawaii Preparatory Academy to Become Home to Energy Lab) and we're pleased to see that it's become a reality just in time to coincide with Earth Day 2010.
HPA invited Dr. Jorgen Randers to speak at the Energy Lab's dedication.
Professor Randers researches, teaches, and speaks on climate and corporate sustainability throughout the world. His research topics include climate issues, scenario analysis & sustainable development climate change with regard to corporate strategies.
At HPA, he highlighted:
"the importance of planning and organizing to help society leave a 'light footprint' because 'the world is very small compared to the number of people and the amount of economic activity on the globe.'" (Hawaii Preparatory Academy Celebrates Grand Opening of the Energy Lab, HPA)
Randers is perhaps most famous as one of the authors or the 1972 book, The Limits to Growth and its update, The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update.
More than a researcher Randers also holds several policy shaping positions.
He serves as Deputy Director General of World Wide Fund for Nature in Switzerland and as "a non-executive member of a number of corporate boards in Norway...He also sits on the 'sustainability councils' of British Telecom in the United Kingdom and The Dow Chemical Company in the United States...'" (HPAPR)
The HPA Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a candidate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
Photo credit: HPA