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Center for Island Sustainability (CIS)

Center for Island Sustainability


University of Guam

Welcome to the Center for Island Sustainability homepage. Established early on in 2009, CIS has been working hard to develop an islands-based model for sustainability. The Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) is one of the University of Guam's newest departments, which was initiated by President Robert Underwood. The department was put in place to tackle various issues in regard to Island Sustainability. The Center will become the focal Institute at the University of Guam for adapting and modeling sustainable technologies that meet the needs of island communities in the broader areas of the environment, economy, society, and education. 



Student contest Winners Explore Environmental Effects of Tourism at CIS Conference

The University of Guam has announced the winners of the 6th Regional Center for Island Sustainability Conference essay contest. 

This year’s theme of “Two Million Too Many?” references the Guam Visitors Bureau’s goal to welcome two million tourists to the island by the year 2020, a 50 percent increase in five years. 

The essay asked students to explore the factors impacting the environment and quality of life needed to pursue this goal in either a written or video format.

First place in the written essay contest was awarded to senior finance and economics major Huy Tran, who won a cash prize of $500 and second place was given to sophomore economics major Aquarin Iriarte, who won a cash prize of $250.

Freshman biology major Marcel Jardeleza won first place in the video essay and $1,000, and freshmen Francis Valencia and Cabrini Rivera won second place and $500. 

 Read Huy Tran's Essay
View Video Essay Winner Marcel Jardeleza's Video below:



Check out CIS's virtual tour video with our UOG Green interns...


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2013 Green Dream Home Winners!

1st Place- John F. Kennedy High School
2nd Place- Father Duenas Memorial School
3rd Place- George Washington High School






Center for Island Sustainability News & Announcements

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood to Testify Before U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood will testify at an oversight hearing on July 14 in Washington, DC for the purpose of enabling the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to receive testimony on remote and isolated energy systems.

UOG Announces Winners of CIS Student Essay Contest

Students explore impacts of GVB’s goal of 2M Tourists by the year 2020. 

CIS Conference Opens; Climate Change Impacts and Coral Reef Issues Highlighted

The University of Guam opened the 6th Regional Island Sustainability Conference at the Hyatt Regency Guam today.



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