The Department of the Navy (DoN) is constantly present in the environment. Our Sailors and Marines operate on the sea, under the sea, in the air, and on the ground. The United States of America is a maritime nation, and with 90 percent of international trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the global internet traffic traveling along undersea cables, our dependence on the oceans is undeniable. In addition to maintaining a forward presence around the globe, we must also remember to take care of the environment in which we operate. This Earth Day, we recognize and celebrate the DoN's longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship with the 2021 Earth Day theme, “Restore our Earth.” The actions we continue to take to care for and restore our environment will contribute to our ability to maintain a global presence.
Our actions to “Restore our Earth” extend beyond 22 April. While our military around the world is participating in events such as beach and base cleanups, we should also recognize the incredible work coming from our Navy and Marine Corps team every day. We thank our active and reserve uniformed members and Federal civil service members, environmental specialists, biologists and volunteers for taking pride in caring for the ecosystems and communities in which we operate.
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