1. As a premier Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base
(FAFB) is proud to have developed a reputation for first-class environmental
practices and collaborative implementation of environmental standards
throughout all aspects of base activities. We are committed to maintaining
excellence in environmental stewardship while fulfilling our mission in a
manner that protects human health and the environment.
2. FAFB maintains a comprehensive Environmental Management
System (EMS) by meeting and exceeding environmental compliance, while
continuously assessing our progress through proactive management of
environmental programs, inspections, and mission processes under the leadership
of the Cross Functional Team (CFT) and the Environmental, Safety, and
Occupational Health Council (ESOHC). Most importantly all FAFB personnel have a
responsibility to support the installation’s mission by ensuring we:
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!!!
Fairchild recycles a variety of materials including cardboard, paper products, aluminum/tin cans and certain plastics. Nearly 100% of municipal solid waste is either recycled, reused, or converted to energy at the local Waste-to-Energy facility.
Fairchild has a long standing commitment to protecting the natural resources on base. Fairchild has approximately 200 acres of wetlands, over 80 different bird species, and numerous types of other mammals. The base has established a protected area for the federally threatened Spalding's Catchfly plant.
Fort George Wright Cemetery is an off-base historic cemetery maintained by Fairchild AFB.
At Fairchild AFB, personnel are encouraged to carpool, vanpool, and bike to work. Because of this Fairchild is able to reduce roughly 280,000 miles from being driven on local roads and nearly 100 metric tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted into the atmosphere annually.
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