San Diego Meeting - March 2008
The CUSTG convened a session on March 14, 2008 as part of the ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group meeting taking place that day in San Diego, California. For more information on this session, click on the following link:
NOTES from the Compatible Use and Sustainability Task Group session on March 14, 2008
June 2007 Work Group Meeting
The Compatible Use and Sustainability Task Group met on June 20-21 to discuss follow up activities to their November 2006 Forum for a Sustainable Future and heard a presentation about the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership initiative.
Forum for a Sustainable Future
The ECOS-DoD Sustainability Work Group hosted the Forum for a Sustainable Future on November 1-2, 2006 in
Virginia Regional Environmental Managment System (V-REMS) - Jimmy Parrish, V-REMS Coordinator, Defense Supply Center Richmond
A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability in Washington State - Robert Reuter, Toxic Reduction Engineer, Washington State Department of Ecology
The National Parks Service Sustainability Program - Shawn Norton, Sustainability Program Coordinator, National Park Service
Sustainability at the Local Level - Kathie Pishny, Environmental Specialist, City of San Diego Environmental Services Department
Meeting Outcomes and Followup
June 2006 Work Group Meeting
The Compatible Use and Sustainability Task Group of the ECOS-DoD Sustainability Work Group met June 15-16 to continue their work on encroachment, compatible use, and sustainability issues. The Task Group focused on developing a marketing/outreach plan for its customizable briefing for addressing encroachment surrounding military facilities; sharing and compiling information regarding state, federal, and organizational sustainability initiatives; and planning for the November 1-2 "Forum for a Sustainable Future" to address issues of sustainability and supporting the Department of Defense in going beyond compliance. Provided below are materials from the June meeting.
Parallel Activities of Participating Groups
At its February 9, 2006 meeting, the Compatible Use and Sustainability Task Group volunteered to serve as a repository of information regarding initiatives of state, local, and federal officials groups related to sustainability and the Department of Defense. Thumbnail sketches of participating groups' efforts are provided below:
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)
Past Meetings and Activities
The Compatible Use and Sustainability Task Group of the ECOS-DoD Sustainability Work Group has focused on encroachment, compatible use and sustainability issues. In 2004 the Task Group created a Compatible Use and Sustainability Strategic Plan to serve as a guide for future initiatives.
The Task Group met February 9-10, 2006 in Washington, DC as part of the larger ECOS-DoD Sustainability Work Group meeting. A summary of that meeting can be accessed below.
The Task Group has received numerous updates regarding sustainability programs in the states, including the Virginia Regional Environmental Management System (V-REMS) Partnership. The V-REMS program has served as a model program for the Task Group as the membership has observed its progress and expansion. Materials from previous meetings are provided below.
The Task Group has prepared a Customizable Briefing for Addressing Encroachment Surrounding Military Facilities to educate various audiences regarding encroachment and sustainability issues faced by military installations.’ Several test-run presentations have been delivered before state and local stakeholder audiences. A Draft Outline of the Primer Document to Accompany the Customizable Briefing has also been prepared. Please address any feedback to Kevin Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.