Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Mariana Islands’ Plastic Bag Project
5 June 2012: The June 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, features articles on the launch of the Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization (KCSO) website, and the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) First Annual Green Gala.
According to the newsletter, KCSO recently collaborated with the Micronesian Image Institute to launch its new website. The website includes social media share features and access to the KCSO Quarterly newsletter.
On MINA's First Annual Green Gala, the newsletter notes that the event raised over US$15,000 for community programmes. The event also saw the launch of MINA's “Plastic Bag Challenge-Plastic Ain't My Bag,” project. All guests were presented with reusable shopping bags.
The Micronesia Challenge is a commitment by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to preserve the natural resources that are crucial to the survival of Pacific traditions, cultures and livelihoods. The overall goal of the Challenge is to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020. [Publication: Micronesia Challenge Newsletter, June 2012]