August 31, 2016 8:20 AM

Polynesian Cultural Center

Panel: Renewable Energy, Technologies and Biomaterials for Island and Landlocked Communities

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Co-Moderator/Presenter: Bob Gough, Attorney, is Co-Chair, Native Peoples/Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop of the United States Global Change Research Program, national award-winning recipient of the Energy Award by the US Department of the Interior and PRBI/Olohana coordinator for Bio Energy, Atmospheric Water Extraction and Energy.  

Co-Moderator/Presenter:Gordon Fuller, is the Chief Visionary and President of theGlobal Mana Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to propelling innovative environmental solutions. Global Mana identifies, develops, promotes and executes projects that both restore endangered ecosystems and empower local communities in shared environmental stewardship. As Director of Research and Development, Gordon finds and drives solutions to issues of social and environmental impact through coordinated research and development initiatives.

Chip Comins is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI Inc), Founder of the AREDAY Summit, Expo and IMPACT FILM.  A longtime advocate of developing and implementing renewable energy resources to abate greenhouse gases and climate change, Comins encourages a business approach to solving both the economic and environmental crisis we face. In 2009 he produced 13 official side events at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 15 in Copenhagen, and produced the 11th Anniversary AREDAY Summit “Accelerating Solutions for The Great Transition” featuring President Jimmy Carter. He is Associate Producer on the new environmental documentary film, “Racing Extinction.”  Chip has produced and directed both long and short form documentary films for educational and broadcast television markets, including The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE Wind Powering America, PBS, Link TV, BET and Discovery Networks. He is also Managing Director of American Spirit Productions, Managing Director of W Energy, LLC., Co-Founder of Green Girl Minute and Partner in S&C Capital, LLC.

John Pitre is an internationally acclaimed inventor, artist and aviator. He is also the Founder, Director and President of Natural Power Concepts. John has a documented history of success in bringing products and technologies from concept to production, global distribution and licenses with partners worldwide, including the most successful fitness products of all time, the “ROM” and the “Time Works,” a polymeric heat-set paint for artists, a unique light sport aircraft, and high-speed ship hull design. In addition to his impressive career as an inventor, Pitre also holds the distinction of being one of the most published American artists in history, whose paintings and reproductions have sold millions of copies worldwide. Pitre's art, as his life, addresses issues such as ecology, overpopulation, environmental stewardship, the fragility of life on our planet as well as man’s responsibility for it. John now focuses his inventive talents to pursuing the company’s mission of implementing real solutions to help shifting the global energy paradigm toward abundant, clean, renewable energy and making it available to everyone.

Jim Morrow is an engineering entrepreneur who develops water technologies that revolutionizes water treatment around the world. As CEO of World Water™ Technologies, he pursues his passion for preserving and improving water resources and the impact of our human footprint, pushing beyond the USA to Israel, Europe, Africa, and other countries. Jim teamed up with Bob Herbst to explore vertical and horizontal markets for the introduction and use of patented technologies throughout the world. Jim is a former sergeant of the United States Marine Corps with an electro-mechanical engineering background.

Patrick Furlotti propels ideas into meaningful action. As Co-Founder and Director of Research and Development for Global Mana, an environmental nonprofit organization, Patrick cultivates solutions to issues of our social and environmental impact. Patrick has a special passion for identifying and implementing technologies and innovations that engage and empower communities in dynamic environmental stewardship. He has directed and produced numerous environmental documentaries showcasing both the beauty and devastations of our planet. His visual narratives tell the story of global interconnections and the urgent need for change. His interviews with international leaders and indigenous healers amplify a global perspective that promotes ecological responsibility, cultural inclusion and a revolution in consumer ethics. Patrick is dedicated to deepening our connection to the environment and to the lives of others. As a respected captain and navigator who has sailed numerous seas, Patrick constantly seeks more fluent, human and graceful ways of moving through the world.

Bob Gough

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