UOG launches G3 Conservation Corps
The University of Guam is launching a workforce development program to help prepare Guam for the emerging green economy. Through its facilitation of the Guam Green Growth (G3) Initiative, UOG is seeking team-oriented applicants interested in sustainability for the new G3 Conservation Corps.
The program aims to recruit and train 12 members of the local community to lead volunteers in the following activities: island beautification, circular economy and recycling, invasive species removal, energy efficiency, and agriculture and aquaculture.
“Guam Green Growth is an engine of innovation developing tangible solutions to sustainability challenges in our island region,” said UOG President Thomas W. Krise. “Growing our skilled workforce is a solution to support the diversification of our island’s economy.”
Applicants selected to participate in the G3 Conservation Corps will work 40 hours per week for five months — from June to November 2021 — and receive a bi-weekly stipend of $1,300. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation, and be U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal residents. The G3 Conservation Corps program is made possible through the Recycling Revolving Fund following approval from the Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors.
The deadline to apply for the G3 Conservation Corps is Friday, May 28.
Aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Guam Green Growth Initiative cultivates an ecosystem for transformative action to achieve a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable future for our island. The University of Guam facilitates the island-wide initiative in cooperation with the Office of the Governor of Guam and the 99 members of the G3 Working Group representing all sectors of our society.