Powering a greener future

Yesterday Compass shared with you an overview of Coast Guard-wide energy initiatives and how the service is aggressively pursuing energy efficiency and fuel conservation strategies ashore and afloat. Because today is Earth Day, we’re sharing one more story about Coast […]


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 […]


Borinquen housing with solar panels

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

With contributions from Lt. Cmdr. John D. Berry, facilities engineer at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen. Electrical efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability may never be more important than on a Caribbean island. “Reducing the Coast Guard’s energy consumption and developing […]


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Portsmouth, Virginia

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin, public affairs specialist. Since the early 1980s members of Coast Guard Base Support Unit Portsmouth have been pushing to lessen their fuel and energy consumption by implementing a series of projects aimed […]


Shipmate of the Week – Michael Hansen

Becoming more environmentally friendly can be as simple as reducing water use and recycling plastic, aluminum and paper products. But one shipmate isn’t stopping there. Michael Hansen is taking his responsibility to be a steward of our environment one step […]


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Southwest Harbor, Maine

UPDATE: The 2nd paragraph under “Learning from the Environment” section has been change to correct the amount of the College of the Atlantic grant from $4,483 to $48,000. Coast Guard Sector Field Office Southwest Harbor, Maine, a sub-unit of Sector […]


Energy Conservation

Coast Guard Energy Management

Protection of the nation’s environment and natural resources has long been a Coast Guard mission, and this environmental consciousness is obvious in much of what the Service does. Servicemembers are not only developing and enforcing regulations to ensure a sustainable […]


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 […]


World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. […]


The Coast Guard in 20-25 years

Sure, 20-25 years is really looking ahead, but when it comes to strategy development the Coast Guard can never be too forward thinking. The Evergreen II Project Report, which is put together with input from the entire Coast Guard family […]


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