Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero recently met with an inspiring young woman committed to making a difference. Keisha May Ayson is an eighth-grader at Astumbo Middle School.

Ayson wrote to Governor Leon Guerrero requesting more be done at school campuses to lessen our carbon footprint. During a meeting with the Governor this week, Keisha suggested that schools install refillable water bottle fountains, use more fresh produce in school lunches, and reduce the use of plastic when serving meals.

“I commend kids like Keisha for reaching out to policymakers and reminding us that our actions affect their futures. My Administration is committed to building a greener, more sustainable Guam — not only for ourselves but for future generations,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration supports green initiatives evidenced by the implementation of a Zero Waste Initiative Plan and the creation of both a Climate Change
Commission and Coral Reef Task Force. At the school level, Governor Leon Guerrero tasked the Guam Economic Development Authority and the Guam Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) for a Farm to School program, which will introduce local produce to the menu as early as this week.

Keisha’s letter has been forwarded to GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez for his consideration.

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