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President Clinton Announces Four New Commitments to Provide Solar Energy to Haiti

Today, President Bill Clinton announced four new commitments to provide solar energy to Haiti by Clinton Foundation partners. Matt Petersen, Global Green USA's President and CEO, announced a partnership with the SunPower Foundation to deliver 100 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic to help power schools and other community facilities in Haiti.   

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY, CLEAN POWER AND THE SMART GRID

Since 1994, Global Green has consistently worked to promote energy conservation and clean power generation. Reduced and smarter energy consumption directly benefits consumers by reducing energy bills, creating new jobs, and reducing our need for new fossil fuel power plants. As the single largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, energy production poses a significant challenge in combating climate change, but also provides a meaningful opportunity. Given that the operation and maintenance of our nation’s buildings account for 40% of all energy use, increased energy efficiency has been a central focus of Global Green's efforts.

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Mikhail Gorbachev Writes about the 25th Anniversary of Reykjavik

US President John F. Kennedy once warned that “every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment.” For more than 50 years, humanity has warily eyed that lethal pendulum while statesmen debated how to mend its fraying cords. The example of Reykjavik should remind us that palliative measures are not enough. Our efforts 25 years ago can be vindicated only when the Bomb ends up beside the slave trader’s manacles and the Great War’s mustard gas in the museum of bygone savagery.

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Sea Level Rise: Cities at Risk

Among other challenges, global warming is causing our sea levels to rise and putting our coastal cities -- and billions of people -- at risk across the globe. 

Top World Cities/Regions Threatened by Sea Level Rise:

Mumbai
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Miami
Ho Chi Minh City
Calcutta
Greater New York
Osaka-Kobe (Japan)
Alexandria (Egypt)  
New Orleans 

Top U.S. Cities/Regions At Risk from Sea Level Rise:

Atlantic City, NJ 
Boston, MA
Brigantine, NJ
Cape Coral, FL 
Coronado, CA
Cypress Lake, FL 
East Boston, MA,
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Foster City, CA 
Freeport, TX
Galveston, TX 
Hampton, VA
Hollywood, FL 
Honolulu, HI
Lavalette/Dover Beaches, NJ
Marina Del Ray/Santa Monica, CA
Miami, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Naples/East Naples, FL 
Newport Beach, CA 
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY
Oakland Airport, CA 
Point Pleasant, NJ 
Point Shirley, MA
Port Aransas, TX 
San Diego,CA
San Francisco, CA 
Savannah, GA
Seattle, WA 
Silverton Area, NJ  

More information on the threat of sea level rise:

Sea Level Rise: At-Risk Populations, Global and U.S. Regions

Sea Level Rise: Facts on sea level rise and climate change

Sea Level Rise: Rapid Ice Shelf Melting  

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The student-led Green School Makeover at Boston Latin School is complete! Read more!

Save the date: 18th Annual Millennium Awards will be held June 7th in Los Angeles. View event info.

11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party photos are going up! View here on Flikr.

Global Green USA’s 11th Annual Pre-Oscar® to feature a live performance by Moby and DJ Set by The Crystal Method. Read full release.

Global Green is currently seeking a dynamic, mission-focused, entrepreneurial President & CEO. View position description.

Eight cities chosen to receive free neighborhood development consultations under third year of EPA grant to Global Green. See which communities were chosen.

Walker Wells, Green Urbanism Program Director, featured in Inhabitat's "Green Design Predictions for 2014." Read more.

Chelsea Clinton, Mark Ruffalo and Sam Champion Converge With Leading Environmental Mavericks for 14th Annual Sustainable Design Awards. Read more.

The 14th Annual Sustainable Design Awards photos are up!
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Global Green is currently seeking a Director of Development in Santa Monica. View position description.

2013 QAP Analysis: Green Building Criteria in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. View the full report.

Global Green offers free nationwide neighborhood sustainability technical assistance. Our innovative LEED-ND approach is already helping 16 communities. Apply by Dec. 20 to be one of our 2014 partner cities.

Global Green USA, IKEA, and NYC Parks announce Red Hook Rec Center as the first Solar for Sandy beneficiary. Learn more about the project.

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Global Green USA’s 9th annual Gorgeous and Green Gala - The Green Gatsby - was held at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve and celebrated designer eco-fashion, sustainable technologies and eco-conscious initiatives.

The 2013 edition of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award was today presented to Green Cross International's Dr Paul Walker, director of our Environmental Security and Sustainability (ESS) programme, for his work to rid the world of chemical weapons.

Interested in being a part of Global Green's life-changing work? Global Green USA is currently hiring.
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