Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Government to launch DEIS info drive

Government to launch DEIS info drive

Thursday, 28 January 2010 04:39
Variety News Staff

(Adelup) -- The Office of the Governor, PBS Guam, the Guam Coastal Management Program, and the Bureau of Statistics and Plans will officially launch the “Our Island, Our Lives,” campaign today.

The launch will include public service announcements broadcast over local television channels and official announcements made through various forms of media including radio, television, and print.

To best inform the community and collect commentary, the campaign will incorporate several outreach events in high schools and throughout the villages culminating with a live television event to be broadcast on Feb. 11 on PBS Channel 12 and simulcast on KPRG radio.

“Our Island, Our Lives” seeks to provide information on how residents can effectively respond to the draft environmental impact statement.

Additionally, the campaign plans to collect comments regarding the draft study, which in turn will be submitted to the Department of Defense on behalf of the people of Guam.

“I believe it is critical that our island residents be properly informed about the Guam buildup,” said Gov. Felix P. Camacho. “This innovative campaign will assist tremendously in making our people more aware of the issues surrounding what will be a pivotal time for our island.”

The campaign will take place over two weeks and will consist of a series of educational and comment collection events that target the general population and high school students including a youth forum, classroom discussions involving students from the Department of Education and private high schools, and an interactive town meeting.

“I encourage everyone to take part in these events,” Camacho said. “I am optimistic that this campaign will raise the level of public discussion regarding the buildup and help address some of the concerns expressed by members of our community.”

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