Sustainability A Strategic Imperative For Cities, Nations

In this conversation with GreenBiz Group’s Joel Makower, retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby discusses the opportunities identified in “A National Strategic Narrative,” a document he co-authored to craft a grand strategy for the country.

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Mark Mykleby and U.S. Navy CAPT. Wayne Porter receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award from U.S. Army Soldiers during a ceremony May 12, 2012 at Ellis Island in New York, NY. The Medal is given to citizens who have contributed to our national identity while preserving the distinct values and heritage of their ancestors.

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Mark Mykleby and U.S. Navy CAPT. Wayne Porter receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award from U.S. Army Soldiers during a ceremony May 12, 2012 at Ellis Island in New York, NY. The Medal is given to citizens who have contributed to our national identity while preserving the distinct values and heritage of their ancestors.

The key areas of demand he discusses:

– walkable,

– smart-growth housing;

– regenerative and organic agriculture; and

– a productivity revolution focused on reducing resource intensity.

“Sustainability is the central concept,” he says of all three topics.

Watch the video via the link below:

http://www.greenbiz.com/video/2013/05/17/keynote-interview-mark-puck-mykleby?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuq3NZKXonjHpfsX56%2BQlX6e2lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTMNjI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMa5qw7gMXRQ%3D

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Gary R. Chandler is a sustainability author and strategist. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
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