Tag: Environment

Saving our ocean one turtle at a time

A sea turtle floats trapped in a derelict fishing net off the west side of Oahu, Hawaii, June, 4, 2016. Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young and Seaman Cameron Ables, members of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, rescued three sea turtles trapped in the derelict fishing net and brought the net to shore for disposal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young/Released)

Today we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action to prevent pollution in our oceans. Recently two off-duty Coast Guardsmen saved three turtles trapped in a derelict net, doing their part to conserve the endangered population of green sea turtles.

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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New Coast Guard headquarters to incorporate sustainable design

An artist's rendering of the future Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

An artist's rendering of the future Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard illustration. Every day Coast Guard units around the country enforce the nation’s environmental laws on and near our oceans, lakes and waterways. Protecting the maritime environment is embedded in the DNA of every Coast Guard man and woman. So, it

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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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2010 Innovation Expo: Diversity and sustainability

2010 Innovation Expo

Post Written by Commander Andrea Palermo TAMPA, Fla. – Attendees line-up to register for this year's 2010 Innovation Expo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair Brown, Sr. Yesterday, the Coast Guard welcomed more than 1,600 attendees to its largest Innovation Expo in the 10 year history. Held in Tampa, Fla., the three-day expo features more

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How you can help with the Deepwater Horizon response

Are you or your business looking for an opportunity to help with the Deepwater Horizon response? From reporting impacted shoreline areas and/or wildlife to offering your vessel to help with the clean-up, there are any number of ways everyday Americans can help respond to this incident. Here are some numbers you can call to get

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Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

President Barack Obama meets with Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, and other administration officials in the Oval Office, April 22, 2010, regarding the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral

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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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Louisiana crews work to contain 18,000 gallon spill

The oil spill, seen here, is being investigated by the Coast Guard after it was reported in the vicinity of South Pass, La. April 6, 2010. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse Kavanaugh) Louisiana Coast Guard crews are working with local partners to contain an 18,000-gallon oil spill in the Delta National

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