SUSTAINABILITY IS MISSION ESSENTIAL

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Amanda Taft Exhibit
Head over to Throckmorton Library to see the photographic stylings of Amanda Taft, winner of the UnbeLEAFable Photo Contest! Her work is on display through the month of April.

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EARTH DAY CENTRAL!

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Sustainable Fort Bragg supports environmental stewardship projects such as compatible land use, smart growth, native plants, urban forestry, recycling, waste reduction, environmentally preferred purchasing, alternative and renewable energy, energy and water conservation, low impact development and alternative transportation. There are many ways that YOU can support these initiatives as well! In honor of Earth Day, we’ve gathered some of our “greatest hits” to give you ideas about “going green!” HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Sustainable Land Use …
The Right Tree at the Right Place
Sustainable Pest Control Techniques
Arbor Day Celebrates the Value of Trees
Native Plant Recommendations

Sustainable Materials …
Now is the Time to Recycle (and We’re Not Talking Trash)
Infested with Paper Pests? Exterminate Your Junk Mail!
Tossing Electronics Into Your Garbage is SO Obsolete
Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil

Sustainable Purchasing …

Sustainable Energy …
Energy Conservation Guidance for Fort Bragg Building Occupants
Guiding Light: The New Light Bulb Law
Let There Be Light on the New Bulb Law

Sustainable Water Use …
Water You Going To Do To Conserve?

Sustainable Transportation …

For more information on pollution prevention, sustainability and healthy living & more, visit the Green Living site.

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Fort Bragg and the Catawba Indian Nation have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding. The installation and the tribe share a mutual interest in historic preservation and in the education of future generations about the importance of cultural resources. Read more here

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Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Colonel Jeffrey Sanborn, Catawba Indian Nation Chief Bill Harris and Assistant Chief Wayne George sign the MOU at the Catawba Reservation in Rock Hill, SC

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FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING … TEMPERATURES ARE WARMING … TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING!

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Go “green” while you spring clean with some simple, sustainable ideas. Read more here

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HISTORY IN BLOOM FOR ARBOR DAY AT DIVISION MUSEUM

Read about and see photos from this year’s Fort Bragg Arbor Day Celebration here

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Specialist Kuwan Mayle, Specialist Michael Anderson and Sergeant Alexander Casparis of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade help to plant the official Arbor Day tree at the 82nd Airborne Division Museum on March 20

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FORT BRAGG EARTH DAY CLOTHING SWAP
The inaugural Earth Day Clothing Swap was a great success! We would like to extend a “thank you” to the staff at the Airman and Family Readiness Center for providing the venue and to all of the swappers who participated!  We will likely hold another swap in the early fall. Please check back for more information …

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AND THE WINNER IS …

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the winner of the UnbeLEAFable Photography Contest … AMANDA TAFT! Her photos, especially Lush and Hollow, impressed this year’s judges, and her work will be highlighted in a featured photographer’s exhibit at Throckmorton Library this spring.

Twelve honorable mentions (in no particular order) will be invited to display the following photos at an UnbeLEAFable photo exhibit as well …

- Spring Blossoms by Patrick Grecinger
- Central Park by Nancy Terry
- Grumpy Log by Erin Kahle
- Beautiful Bloom by Rhonda Redding
- Frozen Perch by Katie Novosselov
- Buds Popping by Rayna Salzwedel
- Focal Point by Edmond Brooks IV
- Under Cover by James Hawthorn
- Walking on Water by Ryan Miller
- Sky Scraper by Susanna Brooks
- Italian Leaves by Alaina Williams
- Spring is Near by Sharilyn Wells

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES IN THE UNBELEAFABLE PHOTO CONTEST!

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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!

PWC Connections TV

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS

Asbestos is a major indoor air quality and public health concern. Read on for more information …

ASBESTOS: WHAT IT IS AND WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND

ASBESTOS: THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS

ASBESTOS: STAYING SAFE WHEN ENCOUNTERING ASBESTOS

Asbestos Products Fact Sheet  Asbestos Products Fact Sheet2

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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 …
- Magazines
- Newspapers
- Chipboard such as cereal boxes
- Manilla folders
- Paper bags
- Glossy paper
- Poster board
- Non-pastel paper
- Card stock
- Catalogs
- 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.

In This Bin Office Paper Sign In This Bin Mixed Paper Sign In This Bin Cardboard Sign

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IT’S THE END OF THE LIGHT BULB AS WE KNOW IT

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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 …

LET THERE BE LIGHT ON THE NEW BULB LAW

CONSUMER REPORTS LIGHT BULB BUYING GUIDE

GUIDING LIGHT: HOW TO DECIPHER LIGHT BULB LABELS

LIGHT BULB CHEAT SHEET … SELECT THE IMAGE TO VIEW IN FULL RESOLUTION

Light Bulb Cheat Sheet

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E-WASTE RECYCLING

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Did you know that you can recycle your obsolete electronics at the Fort Bragg Recycling Center?

Learn more HERE

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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

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SOLDIER SPOTLIGHT

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

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GREEN BOOT NEWS

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The 82nd Airborne Museum has been Green Boot certified!

Read their story HERE …

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CHECK OUT SUSTAINABLE FORT BRAGG ON PINTEREST!

IT’S LIKE A VIRTUAL VERTICAL GARDEN OF GO GREEN IDEAS!

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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!

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