A sea turtle floats trapped in a derelict fishing net off the west side of Oahu, Hawaii, June, 4, 2016. Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young and Seaman Cameron Ables, members of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, rescued three sea turtles trapped in the derelict fishing net and brought the net to shore for disposal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Young/Released)

Saving our ocean one turtle at a time

Today we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action to prevent pollution in our oceans. Recently two off-duty Coast Guardsmen saved three turtles trapped in a derelict net, doing their part to conserve the endangered population of green sea turtles.


Waste water treatment plant

Earth Day 2015: Coast Guard unit continues environmentally sustainable practices

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to serve as a reminder to commit to environmental protection initiatives. The theme for Earth Day 2015 is “Our time to lead.” Training Center Petaluma, under the Petaluma Green program, continuously strives to be a Coast Guard leader in energy conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.


Going green for the men & women in blue

Written by Andrea Snyder, Coast Guard Office of Energy Management. Tomorrow, countries across the globe will celebrate Earth Day. This annual observance promotes awareness, education and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment and protection of natural resources—one of the core […]


An artist's rendering of the future Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

New Coast Guard headquarters to incorporate sustainable design

Every day Coast Guard units around the country enforce the nation’s environmental laws on and near our oceans, lakes and waterways. Protecting the maritime environment is embedded in the DNA of every Coast Guard man and woman. So, it seemed […]


Chief Petty Officer Paul Wells, officer-in-charge, Coast Guard Station Provincetown, Mass. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Shipmate of the Week: BMC Paul Wells

Today is Earth Day and people all across America are participating in neighborhood cleanups, service projects, educational activities and other events to show their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Our Shipmate of the Week epitomizes these values and is an example of how […]


2010 Innovation Expo

2010 Innovation Expo: Diversity and sustainability

Post Written by Commander Andrea Palermo Yesterday, the Coast Guard welcomed more than 1,600 attendees to its largest Innovation Expo in the 10 year history. Held in Tampa, Fla., the three-day expo features more than 500 exhibits from industry and […]


How you can help with the Deepwater Horizon response

Are you or your business looking for an opportunity to help with the Deepwater Horizon response? From reporting impacted shoreline areas and/or wildlife to offering your vessel to help with the clean-up, there are any number of ways everyday Americans […]


Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral Allen briefed President Obama on the response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the oil rig platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast […]


Earth Day 2010 – Reducing our environmental footprint

As the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day, we decided to take a look at a few of the ways the Coast Guard is working to be a greener organization. In March 2007, Admiral Allen released The Commandant’s Environmental Stewardship […]


Louisiana crews work to contain 18,000 gallon spill

Louisiana Coast Guard crews are working with local partners to contain an 18,000-gallon oil spill in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge 60 miles southeast of New Orleans.  The section of the pipe line that leaked was closed off soon after […]


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