December 2011 Newsletter

True Giving
A Message from Matt
During this time of holiday spirit and giving from the heart, I ask you to consider making a donation to Global Green as a holiday gift to friends and family (we will send them an email letting them know!), and help us continue improving the lives of individuals in need, and protecting the environment. You might also consider some of these holiday gift ideas from our staff: personal, handmade, and locally-sourced. And here are lists of films and books on the environment that are good for giving and sharing. Or, when you need to purchase a gift, consider products from friends of Global Green that walk the talk by practicing sustainability -- and donate a portion of their proceeds to Global Green. Most importantly, give yourself the gift of time with your loved ones this holiday season.

Two Planets Walk Into a Bar…
Matt's TEDxWomen Talk
Hear what Global Green USA CEO Matt Petersen had to say about the enduring strength of women and our society's fractured relationship with Mother Earth -- and what we need to do to fix it before it is too late. See the video clip of his inspiring talk from the stage at the TEDxWomen conference last week.  

Green School ABC's for TSD
Green School Makeover Winner!
Our green schools jury carefully considered submissions from more than 200 schools and selected our big winner for a green school makeover: The Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. Find out how they plan on spending the $65,000 on greening projects to improve the school's environment. Plus, see the four runners-up and get tips on what you can do at your school.

Coast to Coast Party Time
NY and SF Event Photos & Reports
In NY, we presented our 2011 Sustainable Design Awards to Adrian Grenier, Sprint, Starbucks, 350, and Fisker Automotive -- see photos of the event and videos on the work of the honorees.... A few weeks later, we were in San Francisco for our Gorgeous & Green gala. See photos of the event and the stunning and sustainable styles from the eco fashion show.