GovGuam wants to keep you informed on the ongoing activities associated with Department of Defense initiatives in the Region. The Office of the Governor's Special Assistant for the Military Buildup will periodically provide Fact Sheets and Executive Summaries on various Environmental Impact Studies being conducted throughout the region and those specifically affecting Guam.
Click here to view the Informational Fact Sheets
In 2011, the Government of Guam (GovGuam) began a planning process to identify new policies, programs, and facilities needed to implement a Zero Waste Program. This process was initiated by both necessity and desire. The necessity is due to a solid waste management system in crisis with limited landfill space, high disposal costs, and an impending significant population increase due to the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DOD) plans to build-up the military's presence on the island. The desire comes from a deeply-rooted regard that the people of Guahan have for nature and planet earth, and a determination to preserve the environment for their children and the future.
Recognizing that no single initiative or strategy can be put into place to achieve Zero Waste, GovGuam decided to initiate the development of a "Master Plan" to chart a course toward waste minimization and environmental sustainability for the island. With that decision, the development of a Zero Waste Plan with multiple strategies and initiatives aimed at developing a Zero Waste Program for Guam began in earnest.
Use the Zero Waste Plan menu above to find out more.