December 2012 Newsletter

As we did after Hurricane Katrina, Global Green USA is helping communities devastated by Sandy to rebuild greener, more resilient neighborhoods and schools. Help support our efforts, including Solar for Sandy, today.

More Ways to Give

Green cars, recycled bags, eco-vacations on the California coast, songs for a cause: More ways you can support Global Green USA.

Take Action

Sign our letter to Senator Harry Reid, urging him to support the AmeriCorps Vista program.

Global Green Events
At our Gorgeous & Green Gala in San Francisco, we showcased eco fashions. At our Sustainable Design Awards in New York, we honored the work of Eve Ensler, William Rudin, and Greif. Get the scoop and see photos.

Global Green Calendar

January in LA: "A Green Term Mr. President" will benefit Global Green and other environmental organizations.... Save the date for our annual Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood: February 20.

Message from CEO Matt Petersen

Year-End Reflections

The unthinkable tragedy in Newtown has gripped our nation. We all pray and mourn for the young lives that we were lost. As a father of a young boy, I feel the pain and loss, deep in my gut and heart. While not an issue Global Green USA is tackling, I truly hope the emotion and empathy of the nation will lead to stronger gun control laws and increased support for mental health care. Another loss has sadly defined the past year as well: the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. In response, Global Green USA is mobilizing to help with green rebuilding solutions for the communities struck by the storm. Our leadership and work in New Orleans since Katrina has helped us assemble a clear and strong set of actions, including our Solar for Sandy initiative. As we reflect on our work the past year, I also share some of our highlights, including recognizing local green heroes from across the country with our first Citizen Entrepreneur Contest. Speaking of, we just put out our second call with our Citizen Sandy Search (see below). More on our key accomplishments of 2012.

Citizen Sandy: Call for Rebuilding Ideas

We are seeking a local green hero who has a green rebuilding idea for their neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Submit your idea — or nominate someone you know. Our Citizen Sandy Challenge is for local green, rebuilding projects that can help make an affected neighborhood more resilient, and help speed a sustainable recovery. Submit your idea today!

Global Green News

At the GreenBuild conference in San Francisco, we marked our almost 20 years of leadership in the Bay Area. Plus, updates on our community center in New Orleans; our three-year anniversary of working on wetlands restoration; a food waste conference hosted by our CoRR team in NY; efforts to make buildings more energy-efficient; and more.