This article discusses why an Iraq war veteran is working to reduce oil dependency – he believes that climate change is a national security threat.
As an active-duty soldier in Iraq in the early 2000s, Chris Boggiano grew concerned about U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
Boggiano: “Like many Americans, I realized that a large part of the reason why we were involved in Iraq at all was because of our energy dependence on a number of countries in the Middle East.”
When he left the Army, Boggiano was determined to help the country save energy and transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy.
So he and his brother started a company called Everblue that trains people across the U.S. for green building careers. The company provides courses on energy audits, designing and installing solar panels, and green building certification standards.