Center for Island Sustainability
Study explores loss and potential restoration of CHamoru practices tied to endangered fadang and fanihi
Column: Invasive plants make a glamorous entry with consequences
Column: Plants that attract butterflies to your garden
Sustainability ambassadors: MPA students facilitate mayor commitments to No Poverty and Zero Hunger
In the News: UOG repairing hard to reach eroded lands with drones
Column: Guam risks losing cultural heritage with loss of endangered species
Column: How to reduce takeout plastic waste during the pandemic
Column: Weaving Guam’s unique native flowers into graduation leis
Column: Green roofs can lower your energy bill
Biology student discovers two potentially new species from Yap
Sustainability ensures that the needs of the current generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability (CIS) was established in 2009 to lead and support the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future. CIS has since become a focal institute in our region for conducting sustainability- related research and community outreach, in cooperation and coordination with other appropriate government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community groups to help meet island needs in the broader areas of environment, economy, society, and education.
The UOG Center for Island Sustainability leads and supports the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future.
CIS provides expertise and serves as an honest broker of information on an array of sustainability issues for Guam and Micronesia. The center’s team develops watershed restoration technologies; surveys island biodiversity; conducts coral reef educational outreach; provides energy audits for small businesses; coordinates recycling efforts; and builds local capacity in the marine and environmental sciences, among other projects. CIS encourages action on sustainability to decrease reliance on imports, improve energy independence, and increase food security, in order to reduce the export of money and build a thriving local economy that is more resilient to disasters and global changes.
Are the traditional practices tied to endangered species at risk of being lost?
UOG CIS Associate Director Else Demeulenaere sheds light on the nature invasive plants in Guam.
Butterflies serve ecological roles as pollinators for plants and food sources for lizards, spiders, and more.
The MPA cohort guided and assisted Guam mayors in attaining the first two badges of the G3C Badge Program.
"Planting trees is one of the biggest solutions we have ... trees are doing so much for us than people realize."
UOG Center for Island Sustainability
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