05/26/2012 04:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sustainability = Security: The Next Mission for America's Vets

As our nation starts to draw down the wars overseas, over a million vets will be re-entering civilian life over the next five years -- one of the largest in our country's recent history.

This Memorial Day weekend, we are focusing on the next mission facing our war heroes. We all know our service members and returning vets are committed to our national security -- but as they return home, that mission extends beyond the battlefield, as vets work to ensure that future generations never go to war over resources. The need for sustainable energy and sustainable food are what many of the wars around the world are fought over now -- our returning marines know it, and they're doing something about it.

Watch as Dylan Ratigan talks about the connection between vets, jobs, sustainability and security with Liz Perez of GC Green, and John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, as well as some amazing veterans he met on the road on the West Coast who are working for change.