April 2012 Newsletter

Your support funds our work to help the communities, people, and planet in crisis. This month, we are pushing to raise funds to help install solar panels to communities in the Congo and Haiti

Take Action

A few days left to enter our Citizen Entrepreneur Contest to find a local green hero. Thanks to Seventh Generation, the prize is now $2000! Nominate someone (or yourself) by EOD April 16.

Green News

Every week, we share stories that stick with us. New: a Hollywood fracking movie, solar in LA and New Orleans, and more. Get the latest!

Message from CEO Matt Petersen

BP Spill, Two Years Later...

On April 20, it will be two years since the tragic and devastating Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and we are still working on recovery and restoration efforts. We fight every day for a clean energy future and seeing devastation from an oil spill is particularly painful. Then and now, we mourn the loss of life, the destruction and death of wildlife, and the economic devastation to citizens whose livelihoods depend on a thriving and clean Gulf of Mexico. Sadly, much of the commercial fishing industry, their families, and communities continue to suffer. The environment is also still badly affected. In the last month alone, we have heard of deep-water coral damage and dolphins reported to be seriously ill. While BP agreed to pay $7.8 billion in the settlement for property damage, lost wages, and business losses... Read on

Save the Date: Millennium Awards

We are in deep planning mode for our 16th Annual Millennium Awards, set for June 2 in Santa Monica, CA. Honorees announced so far: Cathy and Ed O'Neill (Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award) and Mike Sullivan of LAcarGUY (Community Environmental Leadership Award).  Meanwhile, you can get more information and tickets and check out reports and photos from last year's event.

New at Global Green: Monthly Report Card

Reports on conferences for our waste and recycling efforts (Annie White, left), activities at the Holy Cross Project in New Orleans, and more. Plus, we have new Global Green Room Interviews with Kelly Rigg of Tck Tck Tck and Kristina von Hoffmann of the Alliance for Climate Education.