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Sustainability Events

Energy and National Security

Sustainability Series

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

  • Arizona District 9

Brig. Gen. John Adams

  • Army, USA, retired
  • Deputy U.S. Military Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Lt. Col. Joe Knott

  • Army National Guard, retired
  • ASU School of Sustainability Doctoral Candidate

Capt. Brett Hunt

  • Army, USA, retired
  • Member, Operation Free, The Truman National Security Project

The U.S. Department of Defense is the world's largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. The Pentagon recognizes both its dependence on fossil fuels for operations and changes in the earth’s atmosphere as national security threats. Here in Arizona, the Air Force has already installed 30 MW of solar power on Luke and Davis Monthan Air Force bases to help those installations sustain themselves if the civilian power grid fails due to a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Iraq War veteran and Operation Free supporter Capt. Brett Hunt (USA, ret.) will moderate a lively discussion with notable leaders and decision-makers engaged in the issue of energy and national security. Panelists are: Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who represents Arizona’s 9th Congressional District; Brig. Gen. John Adams (USA, ret.), who has a storied 30-year military career that concluded at NATO; and Lt. Col. Joe Knott (USA, ret.), who served as the National Guard’s Sustainability and Energy program manager before he became a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability.

Friday, June 7, 2013
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.