UOG’s Guam Green Growth (G3) initiative invited village mayors to participate in a program toward achieving the United Nations’ sustainability goals.
G3 named the badge program the Guam Green Growth Commitment. It involves awarding badges to the village mayors in recognition of their sustainability efforts.
According to G3 — the program provides the island community the opportunity to achieve sustainability by 2030. The UN SDG goals include quality education, water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, and climate action.
The G3 team presented the program to the village mayors during this week’s Mayors’ Council of Guam meeting.
Annania Nauta, G3 project coordinator, mentioned the three ways that mayors could apply for a badge.
“There are three ways that you could apply for the badge. One way is to contribute and this is through taking action, time, effort, supplies, donations, and sponsorships toward organizations that work toward the SDG that you are applying for,” Nauta said.
She added: “Then there is the implementation where you implement concrete practices within your organization or within your offices for the SDG that you are applying for. Then there’s support usually utilizing human capital…utilizing your employees to either volunteer or give back to the community..events that work toward the SDG that we are applying for.”
G3 will be rolling out the first two badges in April — poverty and ending hunger.