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Destroying War's Chemical Legacy

Destroying War's Chemical Legacy

"Chemistry World" magazine, July 2012

Paul Walker, Director of our Environmental Security and Sustainability Department is inteviewed in "Chemistry World" magazine story: "Destroying War's Chemical Legacy" by Nina Notman. Learn More

A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

June 2012, Atlantic Magazine

 "A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm" by Nate Berg discusses the release of our report on the promise of urban agriculture in Youngstown, OH. Learn More

In New Orleans, Net-Zero Energy Homes Go on the Market

In New Orleans, Net-Zero Energy Homes Go on the Market

Good Magazine Online, May 2012

"Good" magazine published "In New Orleans, Net-Zero Energy Homes Go on the Market" on their website May 18. Learn More

For Hurricane Katrina Victims, A Solar Restart

For Hurricane Katrina Victims, A Solar Restart

Similarly, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’s Global Green project in the Lower Ninth Ward’s Holy Cross neighborhood has five low-energy homes. And the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association, organized by actor Wendell Pierce, also is aiming to rebuild with solar and geothermal energy in every home. Global Green’s homes are estimated to be 70-90 percent more energy efficient, and Make It Right estimates that its homes are 70 percent more efficient. Learn More

Kicking the Oil Habit

Kicking the Oil Habit

JULY 15, 2010. By Mark Hertsgaard

Even parts of the Louisiana business community—long a bastion of the oil and gas industry—may be seeing the light. Beth Galante, executive director of the New Orleans office of the nonprofit Global Green USA, sees this shift within the business community as "winning a major battle in the war" to sway local public opinion. "To get a chamber of commerce that is dominated by one of the most conservative oil and gas industries in the country to invest time and money in green energy is huge," she argues. Learn More

We Have a Real Emergency

We Have a Real Emergency

DECEMBER 9, 2009. By Mikhail Gorbachev

As the climate change summit meeting moves forward in Copenhagen, it is increasingly clear that more than just the environment is at stake. The global environmental crisis is at the heart of practically all the problems now confronting us, including the need to create a global economic model grounded in the public good. Learn More

Rebuilding a Green New Orleans: An Interview

Rebuilding a Green New Orleans: An Interview

NOVEMBER 10, 2009. By Alex Pasternack

"This wasn't just folks with a bunch of good ideas and a Hollywood star"
Global Green USA, a charity founded in 1993 by Mikhail Gorbachev, may be best known for its initiatives with celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio. But far from the glare of Hollywood, the group has done some of its most important work in New Orleans. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Global Green began rebuilding a community meant not only to improve the lives of residents but to inspire other green construction around the country. Learn More

Houses of the Future

Houses of the Future

NOVEMBER 1, 2009. By Wayne Curtis

The resulting house is a fine example of what you might call the Better Living Through Modern Green Design strain of utopianism, whose adherents argue that contemporary design and technology will conspire to free us from our grim, polluted past and usher in an era of efficiency and cleanliness. And I have to say, it’s an appealing future. Several days a week, the Global Green house opens for tours, and it’s hard not to marvel at all the applied ingenuity, from the dual-flush toilets—number one gets a spritz, number two more hydraulic vigor—to the “green screen” of Carolina jasmine being trained to shade the south wall, to the thousand-gallon cistern intended to supply captured rainwater for toilet-flushing and plant care . The house is designed to be “net zero” energy-wise—that is, it produces as much electricity as it consumes each year. Learn More

Four Years Later, New Orleans' Green Makeover

Four Years Later, New Orleans' Green Makeover

AUGUST 29, 2009. By Bryan Walsh

No organization is doing more to green New Orleans than Global Green USA, the American arm of the international environmental organization that was founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. That begins with the Holy Cross project, an entire sustainable village being built in the city's flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward, with the help of Home Depot's corporate foundation. Eventually the village will include five sustainable homes, along with an 18-unit green apartment building and a community center. Learn More

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Global Green launches environmental initiative at multi-family buildings in Albany, CA aimed at diverting more food scraps from landfills. Read more.

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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