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April 15, 2021

Installation environmental office offers tips on landscaping for wildlife

Spring has sprung in Ohio and many of us are spending more time at home. Naturally, this is a great time for lawn and garden improvements. If you’re in the market for some new bushes or trees, why not also attract more birds and butterflies? Any tree or shrub will provide so much more habitat than a lawn alone but consider taking it a step further and choosing a native variety.

July 29, 2020

Environmental Office shares tips for staying ‘Green’ as home projects hit summer surge

Ohio’s shelter-in-place order has led many families to spend more time at home. As a result, local waste companies are reporting surges in trash collection resulting from many residents taking the opportunity for an extended spring-cleaning season and tackling various home projects.

Aug. 6, 2019

DSCC talks trash

DSCC Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. The Environmental Division has made it easy for associates to participate in assist in meeting its goals and help the environment while also providing tips for continued efforts at home.

June 11, 2019

DSCC takes a walk on the wildlife side

Celebrating nature, wildlife and trees, DSCC is sharing some of its favorite photos captured around the installation for Nature Photography Day.

May 28, 2019

Children bring their care center to life

Children at the Child Development Center repopulated their garden with vegetables and flowers May 22. Every Kindergarten Preparatory student planted at least one seedling under the care of Environmental Division and CDC staff. Preschool and toddler classrooms will assist with watering and care during the growing season.

May 28, 2019

2019 Shred Day success

DSCC Environmental Division collaborated with MWR to save 27 cubic yards of paper from entering the local landfill May 15. Shred Day was open to all DSCC associates for personal shredding and employees recycled 13,165 pounds of paper, which is equivalent to 6.5 tons.

April 26, 2019

The next generation learns about DLA

Kids got to see first-hand how DLA Land and Maritime associates often have to adapt to changing requirements when the weather required other plans for Take Your Kid to Work Day activities April 25. DLA Land and Maritime associates and their children gathered in the auditorium, many were excited to be on the installation for the first time, others curious as to what happens at their parents or grandparents work place, but a consensus from all were they were happier to be here with their loved ones rather than at school.

April 25, 2019

Bringing your landscape to life!

When the first settlers came to North America they brought with them plants from their homeland that they knew and loved. The daffodils, foxgloves and day lilies became known as ‘ornamentals’ and the native plants became stigmatized as ‘weeds’ because they were plentiful. This tradition has continued to the present day. However, the native plants have evolved alongside the birds, butterflies and other native wildlife for centuries.

April 23, 2019

DSCC recognized for Tree City USA designation

DSCC and its Environmental Division was recognized for its efforts on creating a greener community and improving the installation’s urban forest April 18.

April 17, 2019

Earth Day comes to life for children at DSCC

As Earth Day approaches, youth at MWR Child Development Center learn about reuse, reduce and recycle. The discussion focused on landfills and why it’s important to reduce the amount of refuse generated.

April 8, 2019

Spring into action: MWR and Environmental team up to offer volunteer opportunities for associates

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime associates looking to take a more active, hands-on role in improving the environment are now able to make an impact on the installation. DLA Installation Operations at Columbus Welfare and Recreation Division and Environmental Division volunteer opportunities include the Butterfly Club, Bluebird Box Team and the CDC Garden Team.

April 4, 2019

Seeds of hope planted at DSCC

As part of raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention, Defense Supply Center Columbus associates gathered at Hope Garden in Mission Park to place pinwheels and spread seeds around the garden April 1. April is the designated Child Abuse Prevention Month and blue is the color associated with the cause.

April 1, 2019

Small steps lead to lasting impact – MWR makes commitment to associates and the environment

MWR rolled out their latest commitment to the workforce and environment - Eco Promises. Throughout the year, associates may notice changes within the various MWR retail operations. Some changes will take place behind the scenes. For associates looking to take a more active, hands-on role, there are volunteer options to assist the installation with its environmental commitment.

Oct. 3, 2018

Associates bring hope to Mission Park

Mission Park welcomed Hope Garden as its newest memorial during a dedication event Oct. 2 kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hope Garden is a living memorial to those who have lost their lives to abuse and a symbol of the resilience of survivors.

April 1, 2018

Go Green at DSCC

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Environmental Office is on a mission – a mission to make a difference not only for the workforce today, but for generations to come. Environmental initiatives at DSCC span from community projects and recycling to land use and air quality and everything in between.