Kulo': Emerging Climate Leaders Application
Håfa Adai!

The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability (UOGCIS), Micronesia Climate Change Alliance (MCCA), and UOG Green Army are excited to announce our first youth leadership program entitled Kulo’: Emerging Climate Leaders.

In CHamoru, kulo’ is the trumpet shell used to gather our community together for a purpose. We are seeking motivated youth ages 11 to 25 who hear the call to climate action. This dynamic cohort will amplify that call for their generation and in Micronesia, raising awareness and driving change. As the climate crisis impacts everyone regardless of who they are, we encourage youth of all ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual and gender orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply.

The Kulo’ cohort will co-create a year-long program based on collective skills and interests with the support of UOGCIS, MCCA and UOG Green Army. As part of the one-year program, the Kulo’ cohort will:
• learn about the causes and impacts of the climate crisis locally, regionally, and globally;
• root themselves in cultural values and indigenous wisdom to build island resilience;
• connect with relevant regional leaders, agencies, organizations and stakeholders;
• create solutions to address the climate crisis; and
• develop an action plan to raise awareness and mobilize our island communities.

The program will launch with the Kulo’: Emerging Climate Leaders Summit, a free three-day training embedded in the 11th UOG Conference on Island Sustainability from March 31 to April 2, 2020, with optional field trips and events on Friday April 3rd. The conference is the region’s main forum for researchers, government agencies, organizations, and community groups to promote sustainability in the broader areas of environment, economy, society, and education. For more information about the conference, visit www.uog.edu/cis2020.

Applications are due on February 29, 2020.

Applicants under the age of 18 will be required to provide parent/guardian permission if selected.

If you have any questions, please contact
Lauren Swaddell at swaddelll@triton.uog.edu or
Moñeka De Oro at micronesiaclimatealliance@gmail.com

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