We’re excited to talk story about HUB Honolulu for our June First Tuesday!
Together with Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue StartUps, Shanah Trevenna has co-founded Hawaii’s first HUB and will speak about the vision for HUB Honolulu. Shanah is leader of The Sustainability Association of Hawaii and Smart Sustainability Consulting. The first HUB was founded in 2005 to create dedicated co-working space to inspire, connect and empower people who wanted to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact. HUBs borrow from the best of a prototyping lab, a start-up incubator, an inspiring office, a learning space and a think-tank to create a unique ecosysytem for social innovation. There are now nearly forty HUBs on five continents, united in a diverse, collaborative, cross-sector global network for change. To learn more about HUB Global, visit their website or check out this video.
Shanah has been a First Tuesday speaker before and we thank her for coming back to talk story about this exciting development for social entrepreneurship in Hawai`i! Shanah Trevenna was named by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of five people who will shape Hawaii for the next 50 years. She is a leading sustainability engineer, educator, author and consultant. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and Urban Planning from UH, as well as professional experience at IBM, Philips, Lighting and Engineering Integrated, and AMEL Technologies, she has led Smart Sustainability Consulting (SSC) to be Hawaii’s first fully independent sustainability consulting firm. Specializing in building sustainability audits, post-occupancy assessments, training for building occupants and facilities personal, facilitation of stakeholder engagement, and sustainability education, SSC’s successes include providing building sustainability audits and post-occupancy sustainability assessments for the Hawaii Department of Education, providing energy efficiency training for occupants and facilities personnel at all Hawaii State Department of Defense bases, designing the University of Hawaii Community College-Johnson Controls Sustainability Educational Program including courses on energy and water; and training Brigham Young University to cut its energy bill by 9% saving approximately $528,000 annually. In addition to leading SSC, Shanah currently teaches sustainability in the Honors Program at UHM, helped launch the organization of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), is the President of the Sustainability Association of Hawaii, and speaks nationally on her book, Surfing Tsunamis of Change, A Handbook for Change Agents, which received College Educator International’s Sustainability Champion Award for its innovative framework for implementing organizational change.
We are looking forward to an awesome hour with Shanah, Chenoa and our growing community of social entrepreneurs. See you at The Manifest next Tuesday, June 4, at 8 a.m. for free breakfast and an engaging discussion. Bring a friend! If you can’t make it, follow us live on Twitter @EnvisionHawaii and tweet using the hashtag #1stTuesday.
Q: What is The Manifest?
A: A modern coffee shop by day and a culturally sophisticated cocktail bar by night. And it’s our new First Tuesdays venue!
Q: Where is The Manifest located?
A: Chinatown/Downtown Honolulu. Their address is 32 North Hotel Street, Honolulu 96817.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Unfortunately, no. A cheap parking option is any of the municipal parking garages. You can see all your Chinatown parking options here.
About First Tuesday
First Tuesday is a free event for social entrepreneurs that features guest speakers every month from 8 to 9 a.m. Join other like-minded innovators for free breakfast and coffee to discuss key topics that are essential for organizational and business sustainability. Our goal is have an interactive conversation with the intention of inspiring, encouraging and motivating positive action.