Celebrating Earth Day
Earth Day is an international event raising awareness of and concern for the environment. First celebrated April 22, 1970, Earth Day rallied more than 20 million Americans in support of environmental activities. The event was the largest grassroots movement in U.S. history and also sparked the first major pieces of environmental legislation: the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. Earth Day is now a worldwide event which hundreds of millions of people in close to 180 countries celebrate each April 22. It represents a U.S. and international commitment to environmental security.
Army Reserve-wide activities are part of that celebration. Our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians recognize the importance of sound environmental stewardship. Although Earth Day is April 22, and many celebrations are scheduled on or near that date, it is important to remember sustaining the environment is an everyday responsibility and one the Army Reserve takes seriously. Earth Day exemplifies our commitment to protect the public resources entrusted to military care and provides an opportunity to focus attention on our Environmental Program.
Learn more about how the Army Reserve conserves energy and water, diverts waste, protects natural and cultural resources, and ensures environmental compliance.
The Sustainment and Resiliency Division (SRD) plans, programs, and resources USAR-funded Installation services, establishing policies and guidance as they relate to sustainable and resilient facility operations.
State-of-the-art, sustainable, and resilient facilities, lands, and infrastructure that contribute to a capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve Force.
STRATEGIC READINESS TEAM
Resilience enables the USAR to anticipate, recover, and adapt to changing conditions. Secure and reliable assets at USAR facilities are vital to perform its key mission and support global operations. The Strategic Readiness Team (SRT) partners with USAR-funded Installations and Readiness Divisions to facilitate the Integrated Strategic and Sustainability Planning (ISSP) process, supporting the creation long-term holistic strategic plans. Through ISSP, SRT helps strengthen the USAR’s alignment with a culture focused on warfighter readiness and resilience.
ENERGY & WATER PROGRAM
The USAR Energy & Water Program’s priority is to ensure available, reliable, and quality power and water to sustain critical missions. Our energy and water initiatives are united in effort—enabling the USAR to execute a holistic strategy that enhances readiness and resilience while improving the operational capabilities of Soldiers.
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY PROGRAM
The USAR Environmental Program champions environmental stewardship through legal compliance. It enables senior leaders to make the best possible decisions in support of USAR missions while bolstering the ecosystems upon which military training and operations depend.
We enable our facilities to work—on any given day, in the face of any given challenge, we enable USAR facilities to operate safely and effectively with the resources they need to achieve their mission. Through the USAR Solid Waste Program, logistics and engineering funding, or infrastructure analytics to articulate requirements-driven decisions, our Services Branch is here to support a wide range of essential programs.
We believe we have a special duty to our communities to do things the right way. We also believe that Soldiers, Civilian employees, and our communities have a personal responsibility to implement conservation and resilience efforts. Everyone is vulnerable to the risks that drive the USAR’s focus on long-term sustainability. Whether natural disasters or cyberattacks, personal resilience is just as important as military resilience.
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The 2020 Sustainment and Resiliency Division Annual Report is now available!
Helpful Energy and Water Links
Energy Saver (Department of Energy)
U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
Energy Information Administration
Environmental Protection Agency - Energy
Environmental Protection Agency - WaterSense
Environmental Protection Agency - Water Topics
Helpful Recycling Links
DoD Integrated Solid Waste Management Metrics
EPA Recycling Basics
EPA Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling
EPA America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day
What Can I Recycle?
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For more information about the Sustainment and Resiliency Division, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, please contact Ms. Ashley Bradford at 703-806-6797.