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Khaki Goes Green- Earth: The Operators' Manual
http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/segment/8

Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Earth: The Operators' Manual

This video segment highlights how the U.S. military is the single largest user of energy in the nation, but it is also trying to reduce its carbon bootprint. Scenes taped at Fort Irwin and Camp Pendleton show the Army and Marines experimenting with wind and solar in order to reduce the number of fuel convoys that are vulnerable to attack.

Video length: 4:32 min.

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Climate Literacy
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Energy Literacy

National security is impacted by energy choices.
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Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors.
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Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.
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Energy from the sun (and the wind and water energy derived from it) is available indefinitely. Because the transfer of energy from these resources is weak and variable, systems are needed to collect and concentrate the energy.
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Industry, transportation, urban development, agriculture, and most other human activities are closely tied to the amount and kind of energy available. People in different parts of the world have different amounts and kinds of energy resources to use and use them for different purposes.
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About the Science

  • Video addresses the energy use of the military and introduces energy saving measures (biofuels, renewable energy sources) taken by the military.
  • Positive messaging and lots of information packed into this short video.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Great images and well-chosen interviews and examples.
  • Demonstrates how solar panels on tents, efficient LEDs, and water purification techniques can help save both lives and money.
  • Overall, the military has ambitious goals to increase energy independence.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Video is 508 compliant.
  • Technically well done and high quality.

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