Guam - Wanting to see what island sustainability means through
your eyes, the University of Guam's Center for Island Sustainability is calling
on all college students in the region to participate in its first-ever
sustainability video contest.
What does island sustainability mean to you? That's what the Center
wants to know. "Last year for the college students we did an essay contest
on what sustainability means to them, so this year we wanted to get a little
bit more creative so we're having them do a video contest saying what they're
doing in their community that deals with sustainability," said Kiko
Palacios, a CIS energy technician.
The competition is open for college students in the region from Guam
to the CNMI to American Samoa to Hawaii. Palacios says themes include
sustainability lifestyle of leading by action, school and community programs,
educating future generations and environmental justice. "And I guess this
is one of the best ways to get the message out, and for secondary students, a
lot of them are role models so we kind of want to praise them for what they're
doing and at the same time to encourage their followers to do the same,"
The video contest coincides with the 4th Regional Conference on Island
Sustainability set for April 17-19 where submissions will be shown and judged
by participants. Videos are due March 15 with a first place prize of $500 and a
viewer's choice winning $250.
Palacios said, "For interested students who want to join the
competition they can go to our website to download the competition overview
which has the rules and regulations 2059 it is at http://www.uog.edu/centerforislandsustainbility
or they can call our office at 734-0478."