Students from a Japanese school learn about sustainable development | Guam News

Students attending the Japanese school were joined in July by representatives from the Center for Island Sustainability at the University of Guam and Sea Grant, who led discussions on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, according to the latest newsletter from UOG CIS and SG.

In an effort to raise awareness and implement the SDGs, students at the Japanese school also learned about the Guam Green Growth, or G3, program.

Teachers from the Japanese school, along with SG Outreach Coordinator Tori Manely and CIS Sustainability Coordinator Phil Cruz, led a discussion on the SDGs and the G3 agenda, the newsletter said.

“With these Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations has declared that the year 2020 to 2030 is the decade of action, which means that we have 10 years to achieve all these goals everywhere in the world in order to have a sustainable, equitable and prosperous future,” Cruz tells the students.

Once the discussions were over, the students were invited to share their thoughts in writing.

Levi, a seventh grade student, said, “Thank you for coming to teach us what is happening around us, what we can do about it and what is already being done to address these issues. We really appreciate that.”

Another student, Karen, an eighth grader, shared her thoughts on solar-powered transportation for Guam. “I thought it was very appropriate for Guam because of the strong sunlight,” she said.

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