GLOBAL GREEN USA LAUNCHES ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE AT MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS IN ALBANY, CA AIMED AT DIVERTING MORE FOOD SCRAPS FROM LANDFILL

November 13, 2014 (Albany, CA) -- Global Green has joined forces with the City of Albany, CA and members of its Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to launch in-depth pilots in select buildings to collect valuable data, test innovative products, and support the broader rollout of food scrap recovery across the region (see a video about the pilot launch here). The system being piloted includes the use of water-resistant paper bags for compost recovery, which are anticipated to facilitate greater participation while also ensuring that composters in the region can process the waste easily into high-value soil products. Increasing the availability of compost for the region's farms can also help them reduce irrigation needs, a crucial drought-fighting measure. These efforts are part of an overall organizational mission focused on advancing smart solutions to climate change.

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VOLKSWAGEN TEAMS UP WITH GLOBAL GREEN USA TO AUCTION OFF THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC E-GOLF IN THE U.S.

Herndon, VA ( October 13, 2014) -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) and Global Green USA today announced the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the brand's first all-electric model before retail sales in the United States begin later this year. Proceeds will benefit Global Green USA, a national environmental non-profit and leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change that help improve lives and protect the planet.

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Global Green USA Announced as Energy Upgrade California® Grant Award Winner for Statewide Energy Management Education Program

Santa Monica, CA -- Global Green USA has been named one of a select number of community-based organizations across the state that have been awarded grants to develop and implement energy management outreach, awareness, and educational programs for its local community with an emphasis on reaching diverse and underserved populations.

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GLOBAL GREEN INTRODUCES LARGEST COMPOST PILOT FOR LOS ANGELES APARTMENTS

July 9, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) -- Santa Monica-based, national environmental non-profit Global Green USA and Athens Services, one of L.A.'s largest recycling and waste services company, have joined forces to introduce food scrap recovery to more multi-family buildings, starting in Lincoln Heights. The pilot represents the largest residential building to implement food scrap collection in the city to date.

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GLOBAL GREEN USA TAPS INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE LES McCABE, PH.D., AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

SANTA MONICA, CA (JUNE 24, 2014) -- Following an exhaustive, national six month search, Global Green USA has appointed Les McCabe, Ph.D., of The Institute for Shipboard Education as its new President and CEO effective July 1st. Today’s announcement was made by the Transition Committee of Global Green’s Board of Directors, led by Robert Bucklin, Chairman of the Board and formerly Vice Chairman of North America for Rabobank, and Transition Chair and Global Green Board Member Christiana Wyly.

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Global Green USA’s 2014 Millennium Awards Honors NRG Energy’s David Crane and U.S. Green Building Council's Rick Fedrizzi

Global Green USA recognized the tremendous advancements made in industry, building, media and public policy that move the world toward a sustainable and secure future at its annual Millennium Awards that took place on Saturday, June 7th at the Fairmont Hotel. David Crane, President & CEO of NRG Energy, was honored with the Corporate Environmental Leadership Award; Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council was honored with the Individual Leadership Award.

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Statement on Behalf of the Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition, regarding Mayor Garcetti's State of the City

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 10th, 2014) -- Mayor Garcetti gave his first State of the City tonight, and made strong statements in favor of advancing clean energy and sustainability measures over the next four years. He announced his intention to increase the City’s energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standard, two initiatives that members of the Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition have been spearheading.

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Global Green USA Completes 2nd Green School Makeover; Demonstrates Model for Sustainability at Green Schools National Conference

SACRAMENTO, CA ( March 28, 2014) -- Speaking at the Green Schools National Conference, Global Green USA and Pureology announced the completion of its comprehensive, student-led Green School Makeover at Boston Latin School. A panel of expert judges selected the winning school after six months of intensive outreach by educators, school districts and educational organizations, resulting in more than 450 submissions. Drawing on its green building expertise that spans more than two decades, Global Green USA provided Boston Latin School with a $75,000 grant to realize its student-created proposal of giving America’s first and oldest public school a sustainability-focused makeover.

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EIGHT CITIES SELECTED TO RECEIVE FREE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATIONS UNDER THIRD YEAR OF US EPA GRANT TO GLOBAL GREEN USA

Los Angeles, CA (January 21, 2014) - Eight American communities will receive free sustainable neighborhood design consultation in 2014 from Global Green USA with the help of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Over the next ten months, four sustainability experts will conduct three-day visits to communities and provide comprehensive recommendations for infrastructure and policy changes aimed at helping the communities build a future that is more resource-efficient, livable, healthy, and environmentally responsible.

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CHELSEA CLINTON, MARK RUFFALO AND SAM CHAMPION CONVERGE WITH LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL MAVERICKS FOR GLOBAL GREEN USA'S 14TH ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARDS

New York, December 11 - On Tuesday, December 3 Global Green USA’s 14th annual Sustainable Design Awards were held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Hosted by Jason Silva of National Geographic, Sam Champion making his first public appearance since his Weather Channel appointment, and global clean energy entrepreneur Christiana Wyly, the sold-out event will benefit Global Green USA’s work to help the people, places and planet - notably itsSolar for Sandy resiliency initiative to provide back-up solar systems to communities that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

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