UOG conference focuses on sustainability to 2030 | Lifestyle

Organizers for the 13th Annual Conference on Island Sustainability are hoping to “harness wind in our Sails to Sustainable 2030” through a series of sessions and workshops this week.

Registration will be open through Friday for the conference, which started Monday and ends Saturday.

Hosted by the Center for Island Sustainability at the University of Guam, the conference is taking place in person at the Hyatt Regency Guam and via livestream.

Pre-conference sessions today and Wednesday include a climate adaptation symposium featuring student research and site visits to the G3 Makerspace, the G3 Community Garden and the Guam Museum.

The conference will open at 4 pm Wednesday with opening remarks by conference co-chairs UOG President Thomas W. Krise and Guam Gov. Lou A. Leon Guerrero, a plenary panel on “Harnessing Island Wisdom for our Future” and a Networking reception.

On Thursday, Suzanne Vares-Lum, president of the East-West Center in Hawaii, will deliver the keynote speech. Breakout sessions on ocean science, environmental justice and more fill the rest of the afternoon.

Friday’s events include sessions on food security, renewable energy, and natural resources before the conference wraps up with the final plenary.

On Saturday, post-conference events include more site visits to the G3 Makerspace, the G3 Community Garden and the Guam Museum, and the Mo’na Manhoben Guam Youth Summit.

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