SUSTAINABILITY IS MISSION ESSENTIAL
WHAT’S NEW …
FORT BRAGG BIODIESEL PROGRAM FEATURED ON PWC CONNECTIONS!
Watch our own Water Quality Program Support Specialist Eric Torres discuss the biodiesel program at Fort Bragg!
FEBRUARY IS CARE ABOUT YOUR INDOOR AIR MONTH!
Why should you care about your indoor air? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air, and since we spend as much as 90 percent of our time indoors, the quality of the air in our homes and offices can significantly affect the quality of our lives. Read the articles at the links for more information on how you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe easier. You can also select the images for printable posters!
Asbestos is a major indoor air quality and public health concern. Read on for more information …
Did you know that recycling operations have existed in America since the seventeenth century? Read more about the nation’s recycling pioneers here …
BRAGG ABOUT RECYCLING CHANGES PAPER SORTING GUIDELINES
The manner in which paper is to be sorted for recycling has changed. Please note the new guidelines below, and select the images for printable posters for your office.
IN YOUR SORTED OFFICE PAPER BIN …
- White paper
- Pastel paper (including yellow legal paper)
- Copier/printer paper
- Notebook paper
- Typing/letterhead paper
- Envelopes with or without windows
- Carbonless form paper
- Post-It Notes (pastel colors only)
IN YOUR MIXED PAPER BIN …
- Chipboard such as cereal boxes
- Manilla folders
- Paper bags
- Glossy paper
- Poster board
- Non-pastel paper
- Card stock
- Phone Books
IN YOUR CARDBOARD BIN …
- Non-waxed, corrugated cardboard only
* Please ensure that all paper is clean and free of food or liquid contamination before you place it in a bin.
IT’S THE END OF THE LIGHT BULB AS WE KNOW IT
No offense to Thomas Edison, but as of January 1, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) prohibited the manufacture and import of traditional 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.
What does that mean for you? Learn more …
LIGHT BULB CHEAT SHEET … SELECT THE IMAGE TO VIEW IN FULL RESOLUTION
Did you know that you can recycle your obsolete electronics at the Fort Bragg Recycling Center?
Learn more HERE …
WASTE VEGETABLE OIL RECYCLING
Does your holiday meal leave a wake of waste vegetable oil? You can recycle it at the Fort Bragg Recycling Center. Learn more HERE …
The 43D MXS/CTK, the 10th Military Police Battalion and the 342D Training Squadron have won the Environmental Compliance Award for exemplary performances on their annual compliance inspections! Read more here …
GREEN BOOT NEWS
The 82nd Airborne Museum has been Green Boot certified!
Read their story HERE …
CHECK OUT SUSTAINABLE FORT BRAGG ON PINTEREST!
IT’S LIKE A VIRTUAL VERTICAL GARDEN OF GO GREEN IDEAS!
Sustainability derives from the Latin sustinere, or to hold. Sustainability means many things to many agencies: to maintain … to endure … to support … to preserve.
For the military, sustainability means that we strive to conserve and wisely use the resources we have at hand – whether they are natural or fiscal – in order to achieve the Army Triple Bottom Line of Mission, Environment and Community. Garrison Goal One is a sustainable community meeting the needs of the Soldier – today, tomorrow and forever.
What does this mean to you?
As “America’s Power Projection Platform,” Fort Bragg is vital to the United States military, and resources are vital to Fort Bragg. Our Soldiers, Families and civilians require resources such as open training lands, efficient and comfortable facilities, dependable utilities and reliable infrastructure to create an installation conducive to optimum public health, peak professional productivity and the best quality of life in the Army.
While we strive to provide these resources now, we recognize that we must use these resources responsibly in order to secure Fort Bragg as a viable military post for future generations of war fighters, a civilian support force and their Families. According to the Installation Management Command Campaign Plan, “a focus on sustainability will address present and future needs while strengthening community partnerships that improve our ability to organize, equip, train and deploy our Soldiers as a part of the joint force, making us better neighbors at home and abroad.”
We invite you to explore Sustainable Fort Bragg, learn more and join us in our efforts to preserve the future of Fort Bragg – the right way … the green way … all the way!