Ramstein learning to ‘Live Green’

by Darlene Johnson
Ramstein Community Center director

The Ramstein and Vogelweh community centers are promoting “Live Green.” The Air Force Live Green program is an annual community center installation program. The Live Green program promotes community cohesion and provides opportunities for community members to interact with others and provide recreational opportunities to help increase awareness of the community’s actions on the environment and community.

The Ramstein and Vogelweh community centers have several Live Green events planned.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, there will be a Live Green Community Cleanup Day. The cleanup is part of the Air Force Live Green program, which falls under the CC Trademark Event, Give the World a Hand.

Give the World a Hand programs are designed to increase the awareness of the community’s actions on the environment and give them ways to help.

Volunteers who would like to participate in the cleanup can sign-up at the Ramstein Community Center. Call 480-6600 or 06371-47-6600 for details.

Our target area of cleanup will be located off base near Ramstein Village. Trash bags and gloves will be provided as well as bottled water. The first 20 volunteers who sign-up will receive a Live Green T-shirt.

We also have a special Live Green Family Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Ramstein Community Center. There will be a special visit from our “costumed character” Kermit The Frog and lots of fun crafts, games, bouncy castle, inflatable maze, face painting, balloons and fun ways to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

At 10 a.m. June 9, the Vogelweh Community Center will be doing a cleanup of the Kinder Graves at the Kaiserslautern Cemetery. The cemetery holds 450 graves of American children and depends on volunteers for its upkeep. Volunteers can sign-up at both community centers. Transportation will be provided if needed and will depart from the Vogelweh Community Center at 9:30 a.m. You can contact the Vogelweh Community Center for more information at 0631-536-7626.

“These are some of the first Live Green programs of the year with team effort from both community centers,” said Darlene Johnson, Ramstein Community Center manager. “Live Green is such a great initiative and what better way to promote the program through events that take care of our environment and the entire KMC can be a part of.”