(National Events)

Fort Leonard Wood
Webinar: Sustainability at Fort Leonard Wood and Surrounding Communities (2 PDHs)

Location: Virtual

POC: Nicole Mathews


A Journey of Continuous Improvement


In the 1970s, the Army was often referred to by the media as the "Big Green Machine" tearing up the environment and eating resources (Thompson, 2017). However, the Army has come a long way since the 1970s and sustainability projects are on the rise as the Army realizes resources are limited and conservation is on the forefront. Fort Leonard Wood Missouri is a joint training base run by US Army Training and Doctrine Command which adopted an Installation Strategic Sustainability Program that is now working on a second 5-year plan and has seen remarkable success both on the installation and in surrounding communities. Strong partnerships between the base, local community and key stakeholders have been essential in supporting this initiative. 

Join the conversation with panel members from Fort Leonard Wood’s strategic planners, the contracted program coordinator, a local research university, an associated non-profit and a USACE lab. Discussion will focus on lessons learned, goals, reports, research and how engaging local businesses and communities in the effort build a strong, resilient and sustainable future.

Who Should Attend:

  • Installation planning and public works personnel responsible for sustainability goals.

  • Community partners of military installations interested in developing their own sustainability and resilience capabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn from a high quality and impactful Installation Strategic Sustainability program with limited resources that can be easily emulated.

  • Collaborate with the local community and engage businesses and researchers for sustainable improvements.

Stephen Tupper

Moderator: Stephen Tupper, F.SAME

Center for Sustainability Missouri University of Science and Technology

Kevin Palmer

Kevin J. M. Palmer

Center for Sustainable Solutions

Kent D. Thomas

Kent D. Thomas

Leonard Wood Institute and Sustainable Ozarks Partnership

Angela B. Rolufs F. SAME

Angela B. Rolufs, F.SAME

Center for Sustainability Missouri University of Science and Technology

Thompson, R. (2017, February 2). Sustainability key to present, future Army. Retrieved from https://www.army.mil/article/181741/sustainability_key_to_present_future_army.
Webinar: Sustainability at Fort Leonard Wood and Surrounding Communities
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:00 PM