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12th Annual Earth Day event kicks off

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- More than 25 base and local organizations participate in 12th Annual Vandenberg Earth Day event displaying their environmental awareness information here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- More than 25 base and local organizations participate in 12th Annual Vandenberg Earth Day event displaying their environmental awareness information here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Senior Airman Kathryn Tichawa, a 9th Space Operations Squadron member, views a display during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Senior Airman Kathryn Tichawa, a 9th Space Operations Squadron member, views a display during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Team V members view displays during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Team V members view displays during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Office provide information on energy awareness during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Office provide information on energy awareness during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --William Russell finds a fossil during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --William Russell finds a fossil during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Bob Peterson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron archaeologist, shows Jackson and Heather Smith, Air Force dependents, how he digs for artifacts on base during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Bob Peterson, a 30th Civil Engineer Squadron archaeologist, shows Jackson and Heather Smith, Air Force dependents, how he digs for artifacts on base during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Gwendolynn Brown, an Air Force dependent, paints on a recycled cubicle partition during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Gwendolynn Brown, an Air Force dependent, paints on a recycled cubicle partition during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Brandi Lytle, a Balfour Beatty LifeWorks coordinator, creates a miniature greenhouse out of recycled material during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Brandi Lytle, a Balfour Beatty LifeWorks coordinator, creates a miniature greenhouse out of recycled material during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Quentin Brown, an Air Force dependent, paints on a recycled cubicle partition during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Quentin Brown, an Air Force dependent, paints on a recycled cubicle partition during an Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 18, 2012. More than 25 base and local organizations participated in this environmental awareness campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)