Hagåtña, Guam – The Islandwide Beautification Task Force (IBTF), chaired by Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio, in partnership with the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), invites the community to participate in the #GUAM Earth Month Islandwide Beautification Cleanup on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Showtime for the event is 6 a.m., and go time is at 6:30 a.m.
IBTF is working with government agencies to clean up roadways, while GVB asks community volunteers to clean up beaches. Interested participants can call 473-1162 or sign up HERE.
“This past year, we invested all our time and resources into protecting the health and safety of our people. Thanks to your efforts to contain the virus, we can shift our focus from COVID response to economic recovery,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Every day, we get closer to our Path to Half goal—our initiative to vaccinate 50% of our island’s population. Part of this recovery includes restoring our island’s beauty through this islandwide cleanup, and we are excited to share our island paradise with visitors soon.”
“The ultimate goal of this cleanup is to empower our people and give them a sense of unity, responsibility, and pride in our island. This starts with ourselves. Even if you cannot participate in the cleanup on Saturday, we encourage you to do your own personal cleanup at your village, in your neighborhood, or even right at home,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio.
“We are happy to collaborate again with Lt. Governor Tenorio and the Islandwide Beautification Task Force. I also want to thank Chief Justice Philip Carbullido and the Judiciary of Guam for always being the first to roll out. They will be water blasting Latte Stone Park and Tutuyan Park the following week as well. I welcome the business sector and community groups to participate as we prepare to revive our tourism industry. We look forward to seeing everyone come together this weekend,” said former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez, GVB President & CEO.
Over 1,000 volunteers participated in last year’s cleanup, which resulted in the collection of 11 tons of trash. Items included general waste, white goods, and metals. To view highlights from last year’s cleanup, click HERE.
IBTF and GVB also give special thanks to Mr. Rubbishman for sponsoring the roll-off bins for this event.