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Vandenberg hosts Earth Day event

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airman 1st Class Devin Merkel, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, races Airman 1st Class Robert Lukens, 30th CES, and Airman 1st Class Karl Chadbourne, 30th Space Wing Command Post, up the rock wall at this year’s Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Airman 1st Class Devin Merkel, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, races Airman 1st Class Robert Lukens, 30th CES, and Airman 1st Class Karl Chadbourne, 30th Space Wing Command Post, up the rock wall at this year’s Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s mascot, The Helmet, greets Veronica Williams at this year’s Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s mascot, The Helmet, greets Veronica Williams at this year’s Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Ben Roope and David Savinsky, both of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, cook at the Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Ben Roope and David Savinsky, both of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, cook at the Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Dayle K. Russell, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, speaks about this year’s Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mr. Russell coordinated the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Dayle K. Russell, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, speaks about this year’s Earth Day event here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mr. Russell coordinated the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A Vandenberg community member writes her Earth Day Pledge in front of a booth during the Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A Vandenberg community member writes her Earth Day Pledge in front of a booth during the Earth Day event at the Base Exchange complex here Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted the event that showcases Vandenberg and the surrounding area’s efforts to be “green.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)