Center for Island Sustainability
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 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.
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.
The UOG Center for Island Sustainability leads and supports the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future.
As repositories of ancient wisdom, islands carry lessons that can address some of the world's most pressing challenges.
The UOG Virtual Conference Series on Island Sustainability will continue at 9 a.m. Friday featuring change-makers from the Obama Foundation.
Rogers engaged 500 viewers as he shared his journey in advocacy for ending the use of carbon-based fuel.
The University of Guam Virtual Conference Series on Island Sustainability will continue at 9 a.m. (ChST UTC+10) this Friday for its third session, which will focus on the concept of a circular economy and how island communities can use this model as a solution to sustainability challenges while stimulating economic growth.
Henk Rogers is one of the world's leading advocates and activists for eliminating humankind's dependence on fossil fuel.
UOG Center for Island Sustainability
Dean Circle, House #32