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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Navy Environment and Energy Programs 'On Location' at New York Fleet Week


From Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, OPNAV N45, will host Navy energy and environmental exhibits in Manhattan from 23 to 30 May during New York Fleet Week.

The exhibits will be on Pier 92 and aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) at Pier 90.

Visitors to the Pier 92 exhibit can learn about many Navy initiatives such as marine mammal protection, waste management at sea, and energy conservation. The exhibit aboard Wasp will highlight specific environmental systems on Navy ships.

Show-and-tell items such as a plastic waste processor disk, a block of crushed cans for recycling, and compressed submarine trash will provide real-life examples of how the Navy manages waste at sea and on base. EQ Pelican, the Navy's environmental quality mascot, will provide free photo opportunities for kids and families all week. Free copies of Currents, the Navy's energy and environmental magazine, as well as posters, worksheets for kids, and other educational materials will be available at the exhibits.

"New York's Fleet Week is a wonderful opportunity for Americans to see their Navy up close and personal, and to meet the people who proudly serve our country around the world," said John Quinn, acting director of OPNAV N45. "Our friends in New York will be impressed not only by the Navy's combat capability, but also by what Sailors and Marines do each day to conserve energy and protect the environment."

Thousands of Sailors, Marine, and Coast Guardsman will visit New York during the weeklong event. Six U.S. Navy ships, three Coast Guard ships, three coalition ships, and various tall ships from across the world will be docked at several Manhattan piers and in Brooklyn.

To learn more about New York Fleet Week, visit www.fleetweeknewyork.com. To learn more about Navy's environmental, energy, and climate change initiatives, visit www.greenfleet.dodlive.mil. Follow daily Navy environmental updates on Twitter (@navycurrents) or www.facebook.com/navycurrents.

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