January Newsletter 2010

A MESSAGE FROM MATT

Just a quick note to first thank you for your continued interest in and support of Global Green USA. I hope this new year finds you happy and healthy.

As we reflect on the President's State of the Union speech and look back on 2011, we are reminded of the importance of investing in clean energy and reducing our subsidies to big oil. After the BP Oil Spill, we need to create an energy revolution in this country that includes efficiency and renewables. In this issue, we touch on the stories of Global Green's work to do just that with cities - cities that just happen to be the homes of Apple, Google and, well, surfers

A MESSAGE FROM MATT

Just a quick note to first thank you for your continued interest in and support of Global Green USA. I hope this new year finds you happy and healthy.

As we reflect on the President's State of the Union speech and look back on 2011, we are reminded of the importance of investing in clean energy and reducing our subsidies to big oil. After the BP Oil Spill, we need to create an energy revolution in this country that includes efficiency and renewables. In this issue, we touch on the stories of Global Green's work to do just that with cities - cities that just happen to be the homes of Apple, Google and, well, surfers


WEB AND OCEAN SURFERS COMMIT TO CUT CARBON EMISSIONS
Mountain View, Cupertino and Malibu Vote on Green Building
by Walker Wells

Silicon Valley and Los Angeles County are about to get a little greener thanks to Global Green USA. Mountain View, home of Google Inc., Cupertino, home of Apple Inc. and Malibu, home to some of the world’s biggest movie stars and surfers are close to adopting new green building requirements that will improve energy efficiency and water quality.

Global Green USA was invited by each city to help develop and guide policy decisions and facilitate the collaboration between local government, businesses and residents of each community to create a green building policy that would fit the particular needs of their cities.

Click to read the entire blog click HERE.        


BAYOU CLASSICS
Voice of the Wetlands Features Louisiana Favorites
By Devin Lowell

West Coast, prepare yourself for an injection of Louisiana flavor. The Global Green and the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars 2011 tour is headed your way soon.

Featuring some of the bayou’s biggest stars, the tour will raise awareness and support for restoring Louisiana’s wetlands. And though I lack any musical talent whatsoever, I will be tagging along and providing the audience with everything they need to make a difference in the wetlands’ future.

The wetlands are the heart and soul of southern Louisiana, providing land and livelihood both. But they face a grave threat. Louisiana’s wetlands account for more than 80 percent of the country’s coastal land loss, disappearing at an unprecedented rate. As the wetlands are increasingly cut off from much of the sediment and nutrients necessary to replenish them, America is losing one of its most valuable natural and cultural resources.

Click HERE for the full blog. 


OUTSIDE THE BOX : GLOBAL GREEN HONORS MOUNTAIRE PACKAGING

You may think it would be difficult to come up with a way to improve something as basic as a box. Click HERE for a video on how Mountaire has made their packaging better for the planet.


SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Global Green Receives Rockefeller Grant

Global Green received a grant from the Rockefeller Family & Associates for 2011 roundtables on nuclear energy & nonproliferation. Click HERE for more information about our Security and Sustainability Inititatives.


GGUSA New Orleans Hosts Green-It-Yourself Workshops

On January 25th, Global Green hosted our first educational workshop of the new year, introducing residents to hands-on weatherization projects to make their homes more energy-efficient, comfortable and to save.

On February 22nd, be sure to catch the next in our series of Green-It-Yourself Workshops: What is a Home Energy Assessment? For information on this and all NOLA Green Building Resource Center events, please click HERE or contact Heidi Jensen: [email protected]