Guam EPA: Events Leading Up to Earth Day on SUNDAY

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Guam – The Guam EPA has released the following list of events leading up to Earth Day on SUNDAY, April 22.

Events this week!

– Waving for Nature: Join Sanctuary and the Guam Environmental Education Committee celebrating Earth Month 2012 with the Nature Wave. The wave will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the ITC Intersection. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend and wear blue, green or brown in honor of Earth Month. Email TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov for more information.

– Island Sustainability Conference: The University of Guam will host the third Island Sustainability Conference on April 18 and 19, at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The conference will focus on “Energizing Green Communities” and include keynote speakers discussing sustainability, climate change, energy and sustainable land use. For more information about the conference visit www.uog.edu or call 735-0219.

– Free Educational Nature Expo: The Guam Environmental Education Committee will host The Nature Expo at Sanctuary’s Youthfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Skinner Plaza in Hagatna. The Expo will include free interactive, environmental games for children, informational booths about sustainable living and water conservation. Families are encouraged to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a camera. Email TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov or call 988-7582 for more information.

– Movie in the Park: The National Park Service will show “There Once Was an Island” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Asan Beach Memorial Park. The award-winning film features stories of families affected by rising sea level and climate change in the Pacific. The event is free and open to all ages. Residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug repellent and a water bottle.

– Running is my Nature 5K: Upi Elementary and the Guam Environmental Education Committee will host the first Running is my Nature 5K. The event starts 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Upi Elementary in Yigo. Registration for the run is $7 before race day and $10 on the day of the race. Proceeds will benefit Upi Elementary’s PTO which supports the school’s Go Green program. For more information about the race, email upigate@yahoo.com or call 988-7582.

– Pork in the Park: The Guam Coastal Management Program and the Environmental Education Committee are hosting Guam’s first local pork cookoff from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Adelup in Hagatna. The Cookoff will feature pork prepared in different ways by local residents and some professional cooks. There will be free samples and the public is invited to come and learn about  eating local meat. The Guam Department of Agriculture will also have information about invasive species and their impact on Guam’s native forest. For more information, email christine.camacho@bsp.guam.gov or call 475-9646.

– Savor Guam Food Fest: Residents are invited to the free local fish and vegetable cook-off from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at The Beach at Gun Beach in Tumon. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature GCC students competing for various prizes with their prepared dishes. There will be free food samples for the public and educational information about cooking with local fish and vegetables. For more information email laura.uogseagrant@gmail.com or call 988-7582.

Volunteer events this weekend
– Coastal Cleanup with EOD MU5: Volunteers are needed to help with a cleanup event along NCS Road in Dededo from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. The cleanup area will be marked with banners and bags and gloves will be provided. Families are encouraged to attend this cleanup organized by EODMU5. Volunteers are asked to bring water bottles, sun screen, sturdy shoes and gloves if possible. Email James.Taft@fe.navy.mil  for more information or to register.

– Coastal Cleanup with TATUHA Mayor’s office and Naval Base Guam: Volunteers are needed to help with a cleanup event in Tamuning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. The cleanup will start at the old GMH in Tamuning and head toward the new GHM. Bags and gloves will be provided.  Volunteers are asked to bring water bottles, sun screen, sturdy shoes and gloves if possible. Call the Tamuning mayor’s office for more information.

–  Coastal Cleanup with GHRA: GHRA will be hosting a cleanup from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, starting at the Home Depot parking lot, JFK High School and Two Lover’s Point. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes, sun screen and gloves if possible. Bags will be provided. For more information email luci@ghra.org or call 649-1447.

– Cache in Trash out: The Guam Geocachers will host a Cache In Trash Out event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at Asan Memorial Park. The event will include games, food, a cleanup of the beach area and information about geocaching in Guam. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, a GPS unit if possible and sun screen. Bags and gloves will be provided. Email rhodesisland@guam.net  or visit epa.guam.gov for more information.

– Think Green Cleanup with KUAM: KUAM will host an coastal cleanup from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, starting at Ypao Beach in Tumon. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, bring a water bottle and gloves if possible. The cleanup will include Tumon and Tauming and conclude at Chief Quipuah Park in Agana. For more information, email bettyann@kuam.com.


Next week

– Guam Environmental Youth Conference, Tuesday, April 24, Outrigger Resort
– Get to know nature hike, Saturday, April 28, Asan Bay Overlook
– National Prescription Take Back Day, 10.- 2, at Agana Shopping Center, Micro Mall, Naval Station Exchange and AAFB Commissary & Exchange.
– Shredding paper for nature, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Agana Shopping Center Parking Lot