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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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Global Green teams up with Volkswagen to auction off the first all-electric e-Golf in the US! Read more.

"Emerald City" - Gorgeous and Green Gala 2014 photos are online. View gallery.

Check out the 2014 Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment recommendations from our 7 target cities around the US! More will be added as they are completed. View here.

EPA awards Global Green USA grant to educate New Orleans residents on water management through green infrastructure. Read more.

Global Green USA Introduces Largest Compost Pilot for Los Angeles Apartments. Read more.

Save the date for Global Green USA's Gorgeous & Green Gala: Emerald City Friday, October 10th in San Francisco!

Global Green USA Taps International Non-Profit Executive Les McCabe, PhD as President and CEO. Read the full announcement.

Thanks all for joining us at the 18th Annual Millennium Awards! View event photos.

Global Green USA announces commitment to White House for 1MW solar installs on affordable housing by 2017. Read the full release.

Global Green conducts pilot test for seafood boxes at New Orleans Fish House. Learn more!

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.

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.
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