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DOD Goes Green!!!

The top stories on the military going green! A website dedicated on informing you on what the military is currently doing to make its department of defense more eco friendly. Please visit their website.

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The U.S. military is implementing several green initiatives
April, 2009

The U.S. military is implementing several green initiatives including the use of alternative energy such as solar and wind that officials estimate could save millions, cut their heavy environmental boot-print and save lives in war zones where fuel convoys are frequent targets, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Goes Green
By Krista Stehn and sDenise Emsley
2009

In a collaborative effort between Navy Region Hawaii, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, and the Navy Exchange (NEX), a practical landscape design using environmentally-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping is being implemented at the Pearl Harbor NEX.

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Jeff Corwin Releases “100 Heartbeats”, Urges Protection for World’s Most Endangered Species
By Michael d'Estries
Nov 9, 2009

SANTA FE, N.M. - The rapid whop, whop, whop of a wind turbine outside the New Mexico National Guard headquarters hints at a new mission for the homefront military: Going green.

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How the U.S. Military Is Trying to Cut Its Enormous Energy Appetite
By Alexandra Zavis
April 26, 2009

Reporting from Ft. Irwin, Calif. -- Inside a futuristic-looking dome that rises from the sandy wasteland of the high Mojave Desert, soldiers in plywood cubicles work at computers powered by solar panels and a towering wind turbine. Plug-in cars shuttle the troops across the vast expanses here at Ft. Irwin in San Bernardino County.

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Bioplastic MRE's

An army travels on its stomach, and the U.S. military is no exception. The impact is evident in the packaging, especially plastic packaging, left over from MRE's, Unitized Group Rations, and other packaged food supplies. That's about to change, big time. Food waste composting is on the horizon for U.S. military bases and even field operations, and close on its heels is a compostable bioplastic for military use.
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Soldiers Collect brass shell casings to recycle. A $500 million shortfall in the armys energy budget last year was a "wake-up call." and army official said.