RECAP: Guam Green Growth Conservation Corps week thirteen

OUT IN THE FIELD: Kiko Palacios takes the team on a tour of GCC as he taught the team about LEED buildings


Last week was an energy auditing and professional development week for the G3 Conservation Corps!

Our friends Victor Torres, Francis Iriarte, and Jaime Pinaula at Guam Power Authority taught the Corps about energy conservation measures, gave an introduction to energy auditing, and guided the Corps in performing an official energy survey with Guam Animals in Need (GAIN), one of our community partners. From there, the Corps developed low-cost and no-cost recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce utility consumption at the GAIN buildings.

Additionally, Executive Director of GAIN, Alison Hadley, gave a lecture on stray animals and their intersectional impact on sustainability.

The Corps then took a trip to Guam Community College, where Francisco “Kiko” Palacios, GCC Sustainability and Project Coordinator, gave a lecture on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings. They then toured GCC’s three LEED certified buildings, two of which are GOLD certifications and one basic.

Our very own Kyle Mandapat and Myracle Mugol then hosted Professional Development sessions centered on professional communications and midterm reflections, respectively.

The Corps hosted Hawai`i Sea Grant at the G3 Makerspace and Innovation Hub, where they upcycled collected marine debris.

Finally, the week ended with a cleanup at the Fouha Trail in Humåtak with volunteers from UOG Student Government Association.

#GuamGreenGrowth #energyaudit #LEEDbuildings #upcycle #islandbeautification

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