JBLM leads the DoD in environmental stewardship

Continues to strive to “Conserve Today and Secure Tomorrow”

By Cathy Hamilton-Wissmer, JBLM Directorate of Public Works on April 23, 2020

Environmental stewardship is inherent in action throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) as we reach 50 years of environmental stewardship focused on national defense on Earth Day April 22.

Army and Air Force efforts align to the modernization of power projection platforms to ensure that service members can train, mobilize and deploy to maintain strategic advantage.

JBLM has been a sustainability leader within the Department of Defense since the inception of the Installation Sustainability Program in 2002. Installation personnel and local community members examined our environmental footprint and established long-term goals for a sustainable future.

Individual actions can make a difference to minimize impact on the environment -- using less water or energy, making thoughtful purchases, recycling or reusing products. Managing resources to support the present installation mission without compromising the ability to accomplish the mission in the future is driven by the Triple Bottom Line plus: Mission, Environment, Community and Economic Benefit.

Recent JBLM accomplishments illustrate the depth and breadth of the sustainable efforts taken to enhance the lives of the base community and to support the military training mission:

JBLM continues to strive to "Conserve Today and Secure Tomorrow." Because of the strength of its leaders, the dedication of the Installation Sustainability Program Teams, the support of our neighbors and community members, JBLM anticipates continued innovation and progress to be more livable, to progress in sustainable development and to be more a mission capable installation.