Fort Hood is celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, and proclaiming April as Sustainable Environment Month. With an official proclamation, Col. Todd Fox, Fort Hood garrison commander and the Cen-Tex Sustainable Communities Partnership are celebrating environmental stewardship in the region. This year’s Sustainable Environment Month features a Month of the Military Child Fest and Earth Fest event, an annual Earth Day school event for more than 700 students, recognition as a Tree City USA community and a Net Zero Waste award presentation to military and civilian activities for their commitment to the environment.
The environmental efforts of Fort Hood’s soldiers, civilians, and families have gained recognition at the state, national and federal levels. Recently winning awards from Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful and the Secretary of the Army, the awards are a reflection of the community’s commitment to environmental excellence.