July 2012 Newsletter

Your support of Global Green USA funds our work to help the communities, people, and planet in crisis. Donate now to help us green homes, schools, communities, and cities.

Even More Ways to Support Global Green

We are auctioning off a one-of-a-kind green Baldwin baby grand piano with ties to the New Orleans jazz community; Fats Domino (pictured) played and signed it, along with Dr. John and many others. The auction on Charity Buzz runs til July 12 and all proceeds will fund our green projects. Also find out about other ways to support us, including an eco-luxurious stay at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.

Global Green Calendar

Our monthly sustainability series in New Orleans is Thursday, July 12 on renewable energy tax credits and more.

Message from CEO Matt Petersen

Shining Example of Students at Rio+20

At the recent Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, I saw firsthand that the real power for creating a sustainable future was not in the official sessions with heads of state, but outside in the hallways where our student delegation was gathered. Our "Youth in Action" delegation – including one of the finalists from our Citizen Entrepreneur contest, a student from our winning school in the Green School Makeover Competition, and funded thanks to our colleagues at Green Cross Switzerland – represented shining rays of hope. These young ambassadors released a statement of their own that calls for action to guarantee a sustainable future. These kids truly are our future, and I think you'll agree. Read their statement and see photos and videos from their trip.

In the Green Room: Cassie Parsons

We talked to Cassie Parsons, the winner of our Citizen Entrepreneur Contest to honor local green heroes, about her project to build a community-run farm to benefit a low-income neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Plus: What led her down her environmental path? Who inspires her? Read her Global Green Room Interview.

Behind the Scenes: Global Green News

As a new report shows more damage to marshlands from the BP oil spill, our work on wetlands restoration continues... The first of the sustainable homes we built in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans sold... We heard promising ideas about the future of urban agriculture while in Youngstown.... More on our blog,Twitter, and Facebook.