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  • 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

    The Department of Defense established the annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards in 1962 to honor individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative environmental practices.

  • Fort Leonard Wood offers 24/7 recycling options

    The Fort Leonard Wood Recycling Program has several options available for individuals with access to the installation. With three drop-off locations — two of which are open 24/7 — customers can bring their items and help sustain the planet any time, day or night. “Recycling is one of the key elements to sustaining our future,” said Recycling Program Manager Pete Cruz. “It means correcting our past, forward thinking and acting to minimize environmental impacts and waste today.”


    For over 246 years, the Marine Corps has stood united in its collective service to protect our nation. As our climate changes, severe weather and other natural disasters pose increasing strain to our environment, lands and resources. This year, Earth Day serves as an important reminder to reflect on our mission, our environment and the need to preserve our resources so we can succeed in our mission for decades to come.

2022 Army Earth Day Poster


The Army Earth Day theme is A Partnership for the Planet

The Army joins the nation in observing Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day events across the Army highlight how the Army has and will continue to sustain the mission, secure the future to meet and defeat climate challenges.

In a PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PLANET, the Army is collaborating with federal agencies, academia and industry to evaluate how climate, conservation and species preservation contributes to readiness.