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Keeping Liberation Day green

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by Joan Aguon Charfauros

Guam - The University of Guam's Green Army along with the Guam Community College's Eco-Warriors is doing their part to ensure Guam's 67th Liberation Day is a green one. About twelve dedicated Green Army cadets and eco-warriors have been assembling recycling bins out of chicken wire, with a goal of 350.

UOG Green Army lead intern Phillip Cruz told KUAM News, "We started this since last week Friday and made 105 and today we made about 20 or 30 already and we're going to reach 300 by Thursday."

Cruz says that the idea is to have the bins conveniently located throughout the parade route so that people can discard of their aluminum cans and plastic bottles properly. "Many times the residents want to recycle but they don't have the proper tools or the bins to recycle so we're trying to make it easier for them so we're going to distribute these bins to different tents on Liberation Day," he explained.

Stressing the importance of living a greener lifestyle, the cadets and warriors hope that by setting an example, others will take note and follow their lead.  Other activities the Green Army have done include school presentations at some of the public schools, paper collections for mulch and tree planting.

For those who would like to volunteer, you can e-mail the UOG Green Army or contact UOG Green Sustainability Coordinator Elvie Tyler at 735-2976.

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