Tag: Earth Day

Take Action: Earth Day and Volunteer Month: The perfect opportunity to help our planet

April 22 is Earth Day and since this month is also Volunteer Month, it is a perfect opportunity to highlight ways to help our planet. It’s a chance to think about how our actions impact our environment. Volunteering on Earth Day is a great thing to do — you can join efforts to plant trees or pick up trash in your community. Aside from volunteering for an organized event, there are actions you can take on a daily basis to do your part in protecting our planet. Check out the blog to learn more!

Earth Day 2015: Coast Guard unit continues environmentally sustainable practices

Waste water treatment plant

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to serve as a reminder to commit to environmental protection initiatives. The theme for Earth Day 2015 is “Our time to lead.” Training Center Petaluma, under the Petaluma Green program, continuously strives to be a Coast Guard leader in energy conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.

Going green for the men & women in blue

Solar arrays installed at Coast Guard facilities across Puerto Rico will increase renewable energy production while significantly reducing energy intensity on the island. Additional efficiency improvements to housing units provided by this landmark project will bring much needed comfort to Coast Guard residents on the island. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Andrea Snyder, Coast

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Shipmate of the Week: BMC Paul Wells

Chief Petty Officer Paul Wells, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Provincetown, Mass. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Today is Earth Day and people all across America are participating in neighborhood cleanups, service projects, educational activities and other events to show their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Our Shipmate of the Week epitomizes these values and is an example of how one person at a small Coast Guard unit can achieve outstanding results that make a

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Earth Day 2010 – Reducing our environmental footprint

As the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day, we decided to take a look at a few of the ways the Coast Guard is working to be a greener organization. In March 2007, Admiral Allen released The Commandant’s Environmental Stewardship Commitment . In that document Admiral Allen challenged “all Coast Guard units to improve the

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