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How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A Tampa TV station has produced a feature highlighting environmental work of the U.S. military – along with important strategic reasons for pursuing renewable energy, installing efficiency measures, and fighting global warming. Reporter Brendan McLaughlin puts it this way in the segment’s opening:

When you think of environmental activists, the Sierra Club and Greenpeace may come to mind. But some argue the US Military is doing more to lead us toward energy independence than any other institution in America. A new breed of so-called ‘greenhawks’ may be leading the way toward energy independence.

The story and video were produced two years ago, but came to my attention this week when a friend posted it on Facebook.  Enjoy and learn:

This post originally appeared on the NRDC's Switchboard blog.

Kaid Benfield is special counsel for urban solutions at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and author of several books on cities, smart growth and sprawl. All posts »

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