Heroes of Sustainability with Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn

Thank you for your participation in our 2012 Heroes of Sustainability Awards. The evening was one we won’t soon forget and we owe a big thank you to everyone who came out to support Vice Admiral McGinn and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

National Sustainability is what we are striving to achieve and your participation in that goal is critical.

Here are highlights from Vice Admiral McGinn’s speech during which he clearly connects national security with the pursuit of clean energy solutions.  It’s the military that really gets it.

As you learned from our video, we are also working toward a high performance building renovation of the Alliance Center as a basis for other commercial building renovations. We have the right partners and network to make this happen and the funds we raised will go a long way to making this project a huge success. View the video below.


Vice Adm. Dennis V. McGinn, USN (retired) is the president of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. Admiral McGinn is a naval aviator, test pilot and national security strategist.

He has served as Director of the Air Warfare Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; the Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet; and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Requirements and Programs in the Pentagon. Admiral McGinn brings to ACORE his significant national experience in efforts to highlight the close link between energy, climate and national security.

He is a strong advocate for innovative government policy, public and private partnerships, and investments that will promote clean energy growth and innovation.

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