by Brian Ettling
Saving energy saves lives and is patriotic!Great quote from a Marine serving in Afghanistan literally how saving energy and reducing their consumption can save the lives of our armed forces serving in dangerous places like Afghanistan. If only we were more mindful of our energy consumption on the home front. As Thomas Friedman said in his book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" in 2008, "Green is the new Red, White, and Blue." Becoming energy independent and reducing our dependence on foreign oil is patriotic!
Energy conservation is a national security issue in many ways.Marines know the life and death value of their decisions. They are making the right one here for a mission larger than saving a few marines. Our dependence on fossil fuels is a national security risk we don't need in world increasingly vulnerable to difficult to detect biological, cyber or IED weapons.