Climate & Community 3/7/24: The U.S. Military’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Host: Tanvi Koushik
Description: Climate & Community covers the greenhouse gas emissions of the U.S. military, with the Pentagon’s carbon footprint surpassing that of many countries. Key international climate agreements including the Kyoto Protocols and the Paris Agreement exclude the obligation for countries to reduce their military emissions. We spoke with Lisa Savage of Maine Natural Guard, a group that invites Mainers to connect the dots between militarism and climate change. Lisa is an activist, grandmother, and retired teacher who emphasizes the need to continue building awareness around U.S. military emissions, and the need to stop the war machine.
Johannah, Brianna, Tanvi, Gus, Corey, and Beth are the team at A Climate to Thrive, a nonprofit working to build a model of community-driven, solutions-focused climate action. Since its origins around a potluck table as concerned neighbors gathered to take action on climate change, A Climate to Thrive, or ACTT, has been supporting solutions on Mount Desert Island and beyond since 2016. Learn more at