When Sean Collins got out of the Army last year, he set off to backpack around the world. It was a lifelong dream, but …
Collins: “I made it about three months before I felt like I was completely worthless and not actually being of value to the world.”
As a soldier, Collins had become more concerned about the dangers of climate change.
Collins: “Starvation. There will be wars over resources. There’s going to be refugees.”
So he cut his trip short and came home, determined to make a difference. Back in Nashville, he and another veteran launched Revive Energy, a company that provides home energy audits.”He Click To Tweet
Collins: “Improving home performance is such an easy improvement to make towards our contributions to climate change, and so it just seemed like a very logical move.”
Better energy efficiency also lowers utility bills and makes homes healthier and more comfortable.
Collins says he now has a new sense of purpose. And as Revive Energy grows, Collins and his business partner plan to hire other veterans transitioning to civilian life.
Collins: “For both of us, it was a pretty rocky change, so anything we can do to ease that for veterans as they come out, that’s something we’d like to do.”
Reporting credit: ChavoBart Digital Media.