UOG CIS and Guam Green Growth celebrate Sustainable September
Joined by her Guam Green Growth Co-chair and president of the University of Guam Thomas Krise, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero proclaimed the month of September to be Sustainable September at a special proclamation signing held at Adelup.
Sustainable September featured events organized by the University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant along with many Guam Green Growth partner organizations.
Leon Guerrero was in full support of the proclamation as she noted the importance of leading a more sustainable life for future generations.
“I am very honored to proclaim the month of September as Sustainable September,” said Leon Guerrero. “How do we sustain our island moving forward so that our generations are protected? This proclamation provides that tool.”
Leon Guerrero also noted the importance of climate change research for further development of our island.
“Climate change is a big priority of our administration and climate change needs to be addressed,” added Leon Guerrero. “[We need to address] how it’s going to impact our future generations.”
According to Guam Green Growth Action Framework Coordinator Camarin Quitugua, the month of September is also observed by the countries of the United Nations as a month for recognizing the Sustainable Development Goals and demanding urgency to create sustainable solutions for the planet.
“Our partnerships through the Guam Green Growth initiative have led to tangible solutions including the G3 Circular Economy Makerspace and Innovation Hub established at the CHamoru Village, the G3 Community Gardens in Hagatna, Talo’fo’fo and coming soon to Dededo,” added Quitugua.
Events scheduled for the month included Tree planting events, outreach opportunities, a kick-off wave, tours, exhibits and the first ever ArborFest event to be held on October 1 at Jeff’s Pirates Cove.