Islandwide clean-up to help prepare Guam for reopening


For Earth Month, an islandwide clean-up has been organized and is set to kick off next week Saturday.

The Guam Visitors Bureau is partnering with the Island Beautification Task Force in efforts to keep our island clean for Earth Month and prepare for Guam’s reopening.

IBTF is working with government agencies to clean up roadways throughout the island and GVB is working to recruit community volunteers to help clean up Guam’s heavily visited beaches.

Those beaches are Hagatna Bay, Gun Beach, and Tumon Bay.

According to GVB’s spokesperson Josh Tyquiengco, the ultimate goal of this clean-up is to instill a sense of responsibility, unity, and pride throughout Guam.

Lieutenant Governor Joshua Tenorio said in a video on his social media pages that the Leon Guerrero and Tenorio administration re-affirms their commitment to tackle climate change and to promote sustainability through the efforts of groups like Guam Green Growth and the Zero Waste Working Group.

“But it’s also an opportunity for all of us to do what we can and clean up our communities not only for ourselves but those we invite to our island paradise. This is why we will be hosting the #GUAM Earth Month Islandwide Beautification Clean-up. Cleanup projects, no matter the scale, will help restore the island’s beauty while empowering our people to make positive changes,” Tenorio said.

The clean-up is scheduled for next week Saturday, April 24. Showtime is 6 a.m. and go time is 6:30 a.m.

Those interested can sign up on GVB’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, including IBTF’s social media platforms.

IBTF and GVB thank Mr. Rubbishman for providing the waste bins for this event.