UOG sustainability virtual conference focuses on traditional navigators

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Larry Raigetal, a master navigator from Yap, stressed the importance of environmental sustainability to preserve for the future.

“Ancient Winds Navigating Tomorrow” was the focus of the fifth segment of the University of Guam’s Center for Island Sustainability’s virtual conference series featuring three traditional navigators from the Pacific.

Rising tides and diminishing resources are some of the impacts of climate change that threaten small island nations.

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Larry Raigetal, a master navigator from Yap, stressed the importance of environmental sustainability to preserve for the future.

“Sustainability is an ancient wisdom. Sustainability has been with us for thousands of years. We practice it, we pass it on our younger ones because it is our survival and our future that we pride ourselves in and that they inherit the lands and resources. Just like we did from our ancestors,” Raigetal said.

The sixth part of the virtual conference series will take place next Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m. and will talk about “Women Business Leaders – Sustainability Solutionaries and Aggregators.”

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