Climate Crisis & Militarism

Climate Crisis and Militarism Project

Our Mission:

Veterans For Peace Climate Crisis and Militarism Project is part of the world-wide movement to end the climate crisis and promote climate, environmental, racial, and economic justice.  Our emphasis focuses on how US militarism, the single largest institutional source of greenhouse gasses on the planet, fuels the climate crisis.


Ways to Take Action:

Schedule a Presentation

View a short version of our 20-minute slideshow presentation, and schedule a full presentation to your group.

Downloadable Resources

Communicate the connection between militarism and the climate crisis with brochures, bumperstickers, and more.

Explore Issues

Go deeper into the issues with our carefully curated selection of books, articles and websites.

Track Federal Climate Efforts

We track federal government's climate efforts (or lack of same) by both chambers of Congress and the Biden Administration.

Read CCMP Statements
Read our statements on reporting of military emissions, foreign policy and more.
Stop war saveclimate

Narratives of recent protests where VFP members risk arrest to stress links between militarism & the climate crisis.

View Videos

View video recordings of our 2022 VFP convention workshop and plenary panel discussions, and other informative videos here.

Just Transition

Read about the issues of climate crisis, workers and labor, environmental justice and militarism.

All Things COP

Read/view how CCMP brings our message of reporting and reducing military emissions to the world, via the UN COP process.

No MAS: No more air shows

Organize a protest of your local military air show - resources here.

What We Do:

  • We promote full reporting of and reduction of US military emissions
  • We support peace, oppose US militarism, and work to reduce and redirect the US military budget for human needs
  • We stand for climate justice and against racism
  • We educate and mobilize fellow veterans, journalists, politicians, workers, environmental activists and the general public about the role of the military in aggravating the climate crisis. 

Steering Committee:

Barry Riesch: Promotional Merchandise; Cindy Piester: Outreach, Presentations (40-60 min); Gary Butterfield: Presentations; Janet Weil: Messaging; Jim Rine: Federal Legislation; Vince Dijanich: Education/Public Speaking, Steve Morse/Just Transition

Sign-Up Here to join the Climate Crisis and Militarism Project
Make a Donation

Show your support for our ongoing work to get the word out: Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis!