Center for Island Sustainability
UOG Expertise: Indigenous spirituality and the håyun lågu tree
UOG, Guam Green Growth recognize first-ever Conservation Corps graduates
Undergraduates: Get hands-on science research experience with the NSF INCLUDES SEAS fellowship
Conservation Corps assists with energy audit to help cut costs at GAIN animal shelter
In the News: G3 Conservation Corps offers aquaponics training for the community
In the News: G3 Conservation Corps: Chain of love is 100% edible among many other potential uses
Biology student discovers new algae species in Micronesia
G3 Community Garden to provide education and inspiration for healthy and sustainable living
UOG receives national award for sustainability leadership of Guam Green Growth
No Poverty, Zero Hunger: 12 village mayors earn first two G3 Commitment badges
Dendrobium guamense is an orchid endemic to the Mariana Islands, meaning these orchids only occur on the Mariana Islands archipelago and nowhere else in the world.
Spiritual connections to the natural world are fundamental to Micronesian worldviews. Structured interviews gathered ethnoecological information about Serianthes. The kosmos-corpus-praxis conceptual framework analyzed spirituality surrounding this leguminous tree and its connection with Indigenous cosmology, traditional knowledge, and practices. We can summarize the results as follows: (a) interspecies relationships expressed through rituals and oral history guide ethnobotanical practices in Belau.
The National Science Foundation's Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) initiative at the University of Guam (UOG) has begun accepting applications for its Supporting Emerging Aquatic Scientists (SEAS) Island Alliance undergraduate fellowship.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Else Demeulenaere Title: Rooted in Environmental Justice: Phytogeography and Ethnoecology of Serianthes
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.
CIS's Else Demeulenaere explains the significance of Serianthes species found throughout Micronesia.
For the past five months, the 12 members have undergone hands-on training in various areas of sustainability.
Research themes focus on environmental science, marine biology, botany, ecology, social science, and sustainability.
The survey report will outline recommendations for the nonprofit to reduce energy costs.
G3 Conservation Corps offers interested residents the necessary technology and hands-on training.