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Check out the surprising links between U. S. National Security and Long Term Sustainability

Our military is a vital and valued emblem of our country. These brave Americans devote their lives to our national security. That means now, as it has in the past, protecting the interests of the American way of life and U.S. assets. Surprisingly, military strategists are finding many links between our national security and the sustainability that may make our nation safer and more secure. To learn more about these intriguing connections, check out the links below in which military strategists examine the big picture for the U. S. in the foreseeable future. This insightful article (PDF) spells out the connection between rising gasoline prices and national security, and what we can do about it. Take a look at the Excellent commentary (PDF) and the Full Report (PDF) written by a Marine Colonel and a Navy Captain. 

The article and report point out the undeniable link between volatile fuel costs, our daily lives and our nation’s security.  The authors provide examples of simple but very effective measures that Americans can take that will lessen our dependency on foreign oil and materials. 

Every day citizens, armed with caulk guns and insulation can decrease our country’s energy burden and help our military. By unplugging, simply driving slower and less, reducing our use of plastics and petroleum-based products, we can truly make a difference. Who knew it was as simple as making a few common-sense changes? Americans are dynamic, energetic people. Taking action comes naturally to us, so performing easy everyday energy-saving measures can be a way to show support for our military and our country. Addressing responsible, fundamental changes to ensure our energy independence is one key part of future U.S. security—security for our families, our military, and our proud and independent way of life. That’s something we can all get on board to do.

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Your daily actions speak louder than words.

As the end of the Fall 2014 term approaches, let's take a look back and a glance forward.

The Campus Community Garden has been cleared now with the last of the potatoes dug up this week thanks to Joshua Monroe helping me. I then delivered 30 lbs. of red and Yukon gold potatoes to the Good Neighbor Food Pantry in Dayton.

The space that has been the Garden for the last three summers will be converted to a Pollinator Garden next spring and help to educate the campus community about pollinators, their role in nature and in our food supply and why we should protect them from chemical poisons and habitat loss.

Other recent events included the Montgomery County Food Summit on November 5th. Over 200 people from around the Miami Valley attended this conference to learn about Local Organic Food Production and to discuss how the Dayton area can further develop a Food Hub to increase the amount of food products grown and consumed right in our area.
Check out the photo shoot.

And as we move into Spring Term 2015, we need to get geared up for Recyclemania and the Campus Conservation Nationals coming up in January.

Have a Safe and Happy Break!

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