January 2012 Newsletter

2012 At A Glance
A Message from Matt
Given the importance of our green mission and ongoing goal to improve communities and the lives of those in need, I have always had the philosophy of expecting great things from the people that work for me here at Global Green. In 2012, it is no different. Each part of our organization -- every member of Team Global Green, for that matter -- is energized in 2012 to do groundbreaking work. In many cases, quite literally groundbreaking to create greener homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Click here for our list of big projects for 2012.

Greener Hoods
Helping 8 Communities
"Cities are responsible for up to 70% of global warming pollution, but they can also be the laboratories for climate-friendly solutions that save money and improve health and quality of life," says Walker Wells, director of our Green Urbanism Program. He and his team will soon be helping local leaders from eight communities -- in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Colorado, California, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania -- to implement green projects. Get the full story.

In the Green Room
Movers and Shakers Interviewed
For our Global Green Room Interview feature, we talk to influencers who inspire us with the work they do to help green their corners of the world. The latest: Zem Joaquin of ecofabulous -- and a member of our Board of Directors. More interviews already on the site right here.

GGUSA Video Corner

As a featured presentation at Governor Jerry Brown's Climate Conference, Matt Petersen interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger on California's leadership on climate change.

Global Green Power 

Global Green is helping green schools and homes in Haiti -- donate by January 31 to help us match the funds needed to get 100 kilowatts in solar panels installed!

Pre Oscar Party 

We're planning our Pre-Oscar Party and kick-off of our Rio Earth Summit Campaign and our Events Manager is seeking green product sponsors for eco lounge furniture, decor, and florals; sustainable spirits, wine, beer, desserts, and gourmet snacks; eco-friendly cosmetics and beauty lines. Email [email protected]