5 is the Magic Number: Give Five, Share Five, Take Five

give_share_take_5This weekend's East Coast hurricane, massive summer heat waves across the country, and unprecedented flooding in the Midwest have impacted nearly everyone. Scientists are telling us it is literally just the tip of the iceberg, with the latest reports showing that Arctic Ice is melting even faster than predicted. Today, you only have to turn on the news to see global warming’s impact.

Global Green is tackling the climate threat while improving the lives of families, communities, and cities throughout the country. In Los Angeles alone, Global Green has pioneered the greening of more than $16 billion dollars of new school construction. As a result:

•  More than 60,000 students are learning in healthy classrooms. •  $2 million will be saved each year on utility bills. • Nearly 10,000 tons of CO2 pollution -- the equivalent of burning 1 million gallons of gasoline -- are avoided each year.

Today, I am asking you to support the groundbreaking and catalytic work of Global Green across the U.S. and GIVE 5, SHARE 5, TAKE 5:

•  Give $5 or more a month as a tax deductible donation to Global Green USA. Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution right now... and get some great thank-you gifts!  •  Share this with at least 5 friends and help us grow our nationwide network. (Here is an easy link to share.) Take 5 Actions to reduce your carbon footprint and be a Climate Citizen. Take action and share it with us by posting to our Facebook page -- and also get inspiration from reading about what others are doing.

This month also marks the 5th anniversary of Global Green’s Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans with Brad Pitt. Check out our progress and see the amazing design entries from 2006.

Thank you for helping Global Green continue to improve lives of students, low-income families, and communities in New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Youngstown, and other cities across the country.

Your support truly makes a difference in creating a healthier environment for all of us.