Environmental News

Ernst recycling supervisor Manfred Ortner, center, serves as tour guide during a USAG Ansbach environmental field trip to a waste sorting facility in Markt Berolzheim, Germany, April 28, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Stephen Baack, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)

Learning to recycle the German way: USAG Ansbach Soldiers, civilians visit off-post sorting center

About two-dozen members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community used their Friday morning training time to take a group tour of the Rudolf Ernst recycling and sorting facility near the town of Gunzenhausen April 28.

May 18, 2017 ×
German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

Nearly 140 German and American students gathered April 25 at Soldiers Lake for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s combined Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration and outdoor workshop.

April 26, 2017 ×
Potable water: Where do we get it?

Potable water: Where do we get it?

Water is not a scarce commodity here in Germany. The annual water extraction is only approximately 17 percent, which means that 83 percent of the available water supply is not used. The public drinking water supply in Germany comes 70 percent from ground and spring water, 13 percent from dams, sea or river water, and the remaining 17 percent from surface waters.

April 7, 2017 ×
The meaning behind water protection area signs

The meaning behind water protection area signs

In Germany and many other European countries, water protection areas are those in which special conditions and prohibitions are in place to protect water.

April 7, 2017 ×
Soldiers from 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, clean up a roadside outside Katterbach Kaserne.

‘TAKING OUT THE TRASH’: Soldiers, civilians, family members at USAG Ansbach take part in citywide cleanup

Soldiers from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th CAB, and other U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members took part in Stadt Ansbach’s citywide litter clean-up April 1.

April 3, 2017 ×
Pictured is the dam that two Ansbach resident beavers -- Klaus and Sabine -- have recently built. Here, Directorate of Public Works is in the process of installing a spillway for the beaver dam to prevent the pooling of water on the upstream side of the dam.

DPW’s Operations & Maintenance personnel joins DPW’s Environmental team for beaver dam home repairs

Beavers are very intelligent and adaptable creatures, and they are very good at doing many things. Klaus and Sabine, our beavers living at Soldiers Lake, are …

February 23, 2017 ×
Water-saving, automatic hands-free faucets

Water-saving, automatic hands-free faucets

To help achieve the USAG Ansbach’s environmental goals this year, the garrison has decided to install a specific brand of automatic hands-free faucet in the bathrooms of Army Family Housing.

February 2, 2017 ×

Green Corner: Sustainable Travel

Planning a trip? Why not travel in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way this time around?

January 30, 2017 ×
Photo by Marcus Bosch.

A vital part of Germany’s biodiversity: Eurasian tawny owl

Eurasian Tawny Owl: An estimated 43,000 to 75,000 breeding pairs call Germany their home.

January 30, 2017 ×
Page 1. Click on the image for a larger version.

Environmental Newsletter – December 2016

The December 2016 Environmental Newsletter is here.

December 28, 2016 ×