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The Army’s 2007 Sustainability Report marks the first time a U.S. government agency is reporting its sustainability measure using the framework and indicators established under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This first annual sustainability report is intended to both inform and engage the Army’s primary shareholders on their progress to embody the principles of sustainability. It also challenges all members of the Army team to do all they can to learn about sustainability and become active agents for change and innovation in their mission areas.
More than just highlighting success stories, the report provides a complete index to all 87 recommended GRI sustainability performance metrics and identifies if the Army fully or partially reports the data. Of the 87 GRI recommended economic, environmental, and social responsibility performance metrics, the Army fully reported data for 33 and partially reported data on another 13. This level of reporting enables the Army to issue this report in accordance with GRI Application Level B.
The Offices of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment) and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management have produced an Army sustainability training video titled "Sustain the Mission - Secure the Future". The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Sergeant Major of the Army appear in the video.
The purpose of the video is to educate viewers on the concept of sustainability and how it relates to the Army Strategy for the Environment. The target audience includes Army leaders at all levels and installation staff members across all functional areas.
There is no doubt about it, Fort Carson is growing. As additional new units and Soldiers make their way to Fort Carson, planning for significant growth is of critical importance to the installation and the people living and working here.
It is easy to plan things from a short-term perspective, but such planning can end up requiring more work and costs down the road if not done sustainably and with a long-range view. As part of its sustainability goals, Fort Carson recently adopted “Smart Growth” principles in master planning to prepare for the growth of the installation.
Army Compatible Use Buffer Program (ACUB)
New Army Regulation for Environmental Protection Published: AR 200-1 Environmental Protection and Enhancement Now Available
A nationwide panel of judges selected the recently launched Army Sustainability Web site as a winner of an American Graphic Design Award for 2006.
Sponsored and presented by New York-based Graphic Design USA magazine, the annual competition is now in its 44th year. As highlighted in the award notification letter, “this competition is among the most prestigious as well as open and democratic of all such events. It is among the most selective, too, as only 10% of the thousands of entries were honored this year.”
Military operations require numerous products to keep the mission wheels moving forward. Fort Carson has equipment and vehicle maintenance needs that require large amounts of products including paints, oil, solvents and more. These items can be costly and create significant amounts of waste.
Efficiently managing maintenance products to minimize cost and waste for Fort Carson is the job of the Directorate of Logistics staff at the Hazardous Material Control Center, otherwise known as the “Pharmacy”. The HMCC houses materials to support the unit’s maintenance mission, but has the additional function as a turn-in point for serviceable hazardous materials that have met the proper criteria.
Sustainable Range Program (SRP)
Army Environmental Update