Back in July of 2017, when the military defense bill was passed, the defense budget was set to $696 billion for the fiscal year of 2018. In addition, a newly established threat to our national security was written into the bill. That threat is the threat of climate change, and now more than ever the U.S military is experimenting with ways to adapt to global warming. Every branch of the military is now adapting by implementing more energy efficient practices into all operations carried out.
The military has played a key role in shaping our use cases for new technologies as well as educating the trades necessary to advance them. Whether it’s the GPS navigation on our phones, the microwave oven in the kitchen, or the watch on our wrist, we interact with tools and technology trickled-down from the military every day. With the military’s focus of attention now gearing towards the tools and trades necessary to achieving energy efficiency, the United States stands to benefit from a whole new trickle-down of sustainable practices.