Environmental Office Missions and Goals
HIARNG ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION
The mission of the Environmental Office is to provide policy, technical assistance and guidance on issues governing the Army’s pillars of Environmental stewardship. The staff supports Hawaii Army National Guard’s challenge of providing realistic military training to Guard members on five Hawaiian Islands by implementing training, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention and awareness programs to minimize the impacts of training on the environment, and by complying with regulations to ensure that environmental protection is an integral part of the Guard’s decision-making process.
Continue endangered species recovery, native species protection and propagation, alien and invasive species control and eradication, pest management, cultural resources protection and enhancement, and awareness training of Hawaii’s youth, members of the Guard and the public.
Moving from environmental compliance to sustainability
The environmental office continues to implement policies and practices that safeguard the environment and quality of life. The strategy is to sustain resources (land, air, water and materials) to secure the future.
Foster an ethic that takes us beyond environmental compliance to sustainability.
Strengthen operations by employing sustainable practices such as water conversation, fuel, and energy efficiency.
Training land management by maintaining the resiliency and buffering needed to protect the environment and surrounding communities from the impacts of training.
Continue to favor environmentally sustainable products to reduce the introduction of pollutants and sustain our natural resources for Soldiers, their families, the workforce and our neighbors.
Celebrate heritage through responsible management of cultural resources and historic preservation.
Continue to seek tools and solutions that improve efficiency and reduce cost while protecting our environment.