Tag: green

Powering a greener future

Yesterday Compass shared with you an overview of Coast Guard-wide energy initiatives and how the service is aggressively pursuing energy efficiency and fuel conservation strategies ashore and afloat. Because today is Earth Day, we’re sharing one more story about Coast Guard units in the 7th Coast Guard District “going green.” A new roof is installed

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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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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Borinquen housing with solar panels

With contributions from Lt. Cmdr. John D. Berry, facilities engineer at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen. Electrical efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability may never be more important than on a Caribbean island. “Reducing the Coast Guard’s energy consumption and developing renewable energy solutions in Puerto Rico not only helps the Coast Guard meet federal mandates,

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Portsmouth, Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Lt. Cmdr. Dave Obermeier, a facilities engineer from Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, adds water to the bioreactor composter at the base galley, April 25, 2011. The bioreactor, which feeds nutrients to a garden behind the galley, is part of their green initiatives aimed at increasing sustainability and use of renewable energy. Coast

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Shipmate of the Week – Michael Hansen

Michael Hansen stands on top of Texas Hill overlooking the Training Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Becoming more environmentally friendly can be as simple as reducing water use and recycling plastic, aluminum and paper products. But one shipmate isn’t stopping there. Michael Hansen is taking his responsibility to be a steward of our environment one

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Southwest Harbor, Maine

UPDATE: The 2nd paragraph under “Learning from the Environment” section has been change to correct the amount of the College of the Atlantic grant from $4,483 to $48,000. Coast Guard Sector Field Office Southwest Harbor, Maine, a sub-unit of Sector Northern New England, has made its mark as a Coast Guard leader in environmental innovation.

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Coast Guard Energy Management

Energy Conservation

CLEVELAND – Capt. James Heinz, Capt. Thomas Jones, Capt. Robert Burchell, Michael Scaparotti, Rear Adm. Michael Parks, Ohio Senator George Voinovich and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of a new Coast Guard facility at the Cleveland moorings, Nov. 23, 2010. The building incorporates LEED (Leadership in Energy and

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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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World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. She is also live Tweeting @cgcompass. To view more pictures from the event including the

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The Coast Guard in 20-25 years

Sure, 20-25 years is really looking ahead, but when it comes to strategy development the Coast Guard can never be too forward thinking. The Evergreen II Project Report, which is put together with input from the entire Coast Guard family as well as maritime industry stakeholders, has been published and is available here. The Office

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