Kulo' program seeks the next generation of climate leaders
The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability, the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance, and the UOG Green Army seek motivated youth ages 11 to 25 to participate in a first-time youth and young adults leadership program titled “Kulo’: Emerging Climate Leaders.”
In CHamoru, kulo’ is the trumpet shell used to gather the community together for a purpose. The Kulo’ cohort will work to amplify the call to climate action for their generation and throughout Micronesia, raising awareness and driving change.
The year-long program will prepare youth to be leaders in the face of climate change based on their collective skills and interests. With support from CIS, MCCA, and the UOG Green Army, the Kulo’ cohort will:
The program will launch with the Kulo’: Emerging Climate Leaders Summit, a free three-day training embedded in the 11th UOG Conference on Island Sustainability from March 31 to April 2 with optional field trips and events on April 3. The conference is the region’s main forum for researchers, government agencies, organizations, and community groups to promote sustainability in the broader areas of environment, economy, society, and education.
Applications are due on Feb. 29. Applicants under the age of 18 will be required to provide parent/guardian permission if selected.
For more information on the program, contact Lauren Swaddell at email@example.com or Moñeka De Oro at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Conference on Island Sustainability, visit www.uog.edu/cis2020.