Veterans for change

When you think of our United States Veterans, what comes to mind? I think of war, battles and older men telling stories of their time of duty. The last thing I expected to read about was veterans pushing for a greener tomorrow.

On this past Veteran's Day, certain veteran groups were calling for change in the way in which our miltary approaches the green movement. Sustainable fuels was the hot topic. We are a nation that is reliant on fossil fuels including the military. In order to run the fleet of millions of military vehicles, our government is dependent on foreign oil. Currently, our military is looking at alternative forms like solar and wind.

It is nice to see our government making some positive changes in the battle over sustainable fuels. Just taking small steps will lessen the carbon footprint of our military.