G3 Conservation Corps conducts campus beautification activities

The University of Guam Guam Green Growth Conservation Corps has completed beautification projects throughout the island, and this month focused their attention on several areas of the University campus.   

The Corps assisted the University landscaping team with several projects on campus including hedge trimming, flower and tree planting and painting.   

“We are so glad that we have been able to partner with the village communities on different beautification activities, and now we are able to help here at our UOG home,” explained G3 Sustainability Coordinator Phil Cruz. “We have been looking forward to doing some work on campus since the start of the program and it has been great to make it happen.” 

Corps members cleared and trimmed overgrown hedges and planted several native Gaosali, or Torchwood plants near the University Drive entrance to the campus.  

The Corps also constructed planter boxes along the cliff line to replace two that were previously damaged by an auto accident. 

“We got the two planter boxes fixed, it is great to get these things restored because they needed them,” said Corps member Kevin Wong.  “Everyone jumped on board to help. It was really good.”

The planter boxes will be repainted to feature the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that Guam Green Growth are dedicated to achieving on Guam and will be filled with Gaosali. 

Other campus beautification activities completed by the Conservation Corps include water blasting and painting of statues including Latte Stones in the courtyard.  

The first cohort of the Guam Green Growth Conservation Corps will wrap up their term in mid-November. 

Guam Green Growth (G3) is an engine of innovation developing tangible solutions to sustainability challenges in our island region. Growing our skilled workforce is a solution to support the diversification of our island’s economy. The G3 Conservation Corps program prepares our community for the emerging green economy. 

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