Disaster at 1000 Steps, Mangilao! March 16, 2019, 7 am to 11 am, clean up the entrance to one of Guam’s most popular local and tourist sites, along with Marine Mania, GCC EcoWarriors, UOG Green Army, Mangilao Mayor’s Office, and Guam Nature Alliance.
Because our island is small, anything that we do on land can affect the surrounding ocean. Dumping trash endangers wildlife on land and in the ocean. Plastic items can be eaten by plankton, crabs, fish, turtles, dolphins and whales and can kill them. Plastics can make their way into the food chain and harm humans. Trash is also a health and safety hazard to residents and tourists. It makes our island ugly and it is also illegal. By participating in this event, hopefully you will understand the importance of disposing trash properly, as well as developing stewardship, which is a sense of responsibility and caring for your island. Part of this activity involves recycling, which contributes to sustainability by using less resources and energy.