CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
Earth Day, celebrated worldwide on April 22, is an important day of observance to increase awareness of the Earth's environmental issues and how the international community can help ensure it is doing its part to keep it clean and healthy. In keeping with its theme, "Global Reach, Local Action", Camp Lejeune is getting involved by hosting an Earth Day Expo here at Marston Pavilion tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marine Corps Community Services' Food and Hospitality, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, North Carolina Department of Environmental Resources, and the Aurora Fossil Museum are just a few of the organizations scheduled to set up information booths designed to educate Marines and their families on how they can eliminate waste and help preserve the Earth. Additionally, an awards ceremony will be held to recognize student art contest winners at 1 p.m.
Base Environmental Management Division will demonstrate their initiatives to help keep Camp Lejeune green with interactive displays highlighting:
· Threatened and Endangered Species
· Cultural Resources
· Natural Resources
· Timber/Forest Management
· Hazardous Waste Management (Spill Response)
· Stormwater Management
· Water Quality Management
· Solid Waste Management and Recycling
· Air Quality Management
The Expo will be open to dependents, base schools (1st-12th grade), Military and DoD civilians only.
MCCS and EMD are coordinating a "Splash for Trash" clean-up of the waterways and Wallace Creek on Friday. Units across Camp Lejeune are organizing their own activities this week that contribute in a tangible, immediate way to preserving the environment. These include waterway/roadside/tree line clean ups and beautification activities.