Posted 4/10/2012

U.S. Army

WASHINGTON  -- The U.S. Army celebrates Earth Day at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

The Army' s 2012 Earth Day theme, "Sustaining the Environment, for a Secure Future," reflects the Army's commitment to meet the current and future needs of Soldiers, their families, and the nation through the sound stewardship of environmental resources.

The Arm is vigilant in protecting over 200 endangered or threatened species that make their homes on military installations worldwide.

The Army is also focusing on managing America's natural resources with a goal of Net Zero installations.

The Army is creating a culture that recognizes the value of sustainability measured not just in terms of financial benefits, but benefits to maintaining mission capability, quality of life, relationships with local communities, and the preservation of options for the Army's future.

Events vary from Earth Day fairs with educational exhibits, to tree plantings, to other initiatives that actually sustain installation operations.