Camp Humphreys celebrates Earth Day

Camp Humphreys celebrates Earth Day

by George Park
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs Intern

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, with a tree planting ceremony on post.

“The purpose of the ceremony has twofold,” said Keith Smith, acting environmental chief. “First, it is to commemorate the day to recognize the environmental challenges our nation faces and to do our part in making a difference on Earth Day and every day.

“Secondly, we hope to promote Earth Day actions among our host nation,” he said.

Smith also stressed the importance of the day and the responsibilities of people to protect the planet.

“The importance of this day is unlike other holidays, it is a day set aside for action,” Smith said. “It is a day where, we, as individuals, companies, cities, states, and nations reflect on our impact on the environment and climate change. Pledges and commitments should not be for one day, we should make every day Earth Day.”

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