Climate Action

Serving Americans and Honoring Earth Day

With Earth Day right around the corner, we recently had the opportunity to speak with members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and thank them for their dedication to getting their 37,000 civilian and military personnel to act on Earth Day to End Plastic Pollution.

Earth Day Network staff members Susan Bass, Senior VP for Programs, and Valeria Merino, VP of Global Earth Day, visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in D.C. and met with Karen Baker, Chief of the Environmental Division, and Sheri Moore USACE Environmental Community of Practice Integrator. We heard from Karen Baker about her experiences supporting the organizations involved with Earth Day for more than two decades, as well as the events they’ve organized.

It was also great to walk through a corridor to see the posters they have produced each year for Earth Day. We are hosting a webinar together and these members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will also organize brown-bag gatherings to educate others and engage them on ways they can contribute to our global campaign to End Plastic Pollution. All of this is directed to members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as individuals and will focus on actions they can personally take to address the issue. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.