Navy commands across the globe celebrated Earth Day April 22 and will continue throughout the month of April by participating in local activities that showcase their ongoing commitment to the environment as they support the Navy’s national security mission.
Earth Day, which was first celebrated in April of 1970, began as a grassroots movement that raised public awareness of the fragility of natural ecosystems and encouraged people to make individual commitments to protect the planet.
The Navy’s 2014 theme for Earth Day, “Global Reach—>Local Action,” reminds Sailors, civilians, and family members that as a result of the Navy’s global presence, they have many opportunities to make positive changes for the environment and for energy use in their communities.
Click here to see how the Navy’s local actions have a global reach through a Navy Earth Day Tour.
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