Environmental Protection Antarctica

I  love  “Team Enviro”.  They are a McMurdo based  work center whose sole job is to make sure that all US Antarctic Projects  (science and logistics) are in compliance with the various Treaties, laws and regulations  protecting the Antarctic Environment.    When I was in McMurdo in 2010,  they took me  trash collecting with them.  Who knew picking up garbage could be so fun?

Yesterday they asked if I wanted to come along for an Environmental audit  of   “Happy Camper”,  the location where basic snow camping/snow survival skills are taught.   During an audit, the enviro team looks to make sure that  best practices are being followed- for example are all fuel drums sound and in containment?  Is the trash getting sorted correctly?    I was thrilled to get asked…