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College kids sought for sustainability video contest

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by Ken Quintanilla

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," he said.

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 or they can call our office at 734-0478."

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