August 2012 Newsletter
Help us bring clean water and solar energy to the women -- all survivors of terrible atrocities -- in the Congo. Help us raise $10,000; even $10 delivers a water backpack. Donate now!
Message from CEO Matt Petersen
I am excited to be returning to the City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When I visited in 2011, I made a commitment to V-Day founder Eve Ensler, whose organization created the City of Joy, to green the sanctuary for women and girls recovering from rapes and other atrocities at the hands of armed factions battling over conflict minerals. Next week, I will be joined by three amazing volunteers donating their time to help Global Green install a solar system to provide a renewable source of power that will enable the women to reduce their dependency on diesel generators and the unreliable grid -- and give them a home that is healthier and more secure. We won't stop there. Our next phase will include raising $10,000 for a complete drinking water filtration system for a well in their village, so that women will have access to clean water... Read more.
We talked to Mahuya Barua, one of the incredible runners-up in Global Green's Citizen Entrepreneur Contest to honor and support local green heroes. Learn more about Mahuya's passion and her inspiring projects to green her Los Angeles high school in her Global Green Room Interview.
Our Green Urbanism team was in Oakland to work with city and neighborhood leaders on greening projects... We helped organize a roundtable discussion on the Rio+20 Earth Summit... We're working with community leaders about bringing more fresh food options to the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans... We joined the Hands Across the Sand action to push for clean energy and green jobs for the Gulf Coast...