June 2012 Newsletter

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Even More Ways to Support Global Green

We are auctioning off a set visit to TV's "Modern Family" on Charity Buzz, with proceeds to fund our green projects (thanks to the generosity of Ed O'Neill and the show's producers!). Also find out about other ways to support us, including an eco-luxurious stay at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.

Global Green News

New posts: Seeing first-hand the success of our work with recyclable boxes in NYC; conference report on our work to eliminate weapons of mass destruction; and news from New Orleans about our Holy Cross Project community center and an upcoming workshop on green home improvements. Plus daily posts on our blog, with field reports, green news, words of wisdom, and more.

Message from CEO Matt Petersen

Our Citizen Entrepreneur Winners

When we launched our Citizen Entrepreneur Contest to identify local green heroes, we hoped to elicit nominations of individuals who are true local green heroes, each taking responsibility for a corner of their world. We got an incredible response and choosing the winner proved to be a challenge, made only more difficult by the outpouring of public support during the voting phase. Today, I am pleased to announce that Cassie Parsons, a farmer and chef/restauranteur from Charlotte, North Carolina, took our top prize to help support a community garden project in a low-income community. We also received additional funding to award 2nd and 3rd place prizes, and five runners-up. This all reinforces the call for not only leadership in the halls of government and corporate board rooms, but for local green heroes who embody the spirit of Citizen Entrepreneurs. Watch out for future announcements in our ongoing search to celebrate and support citizen entrepreneurs and learn more about our winner and runners-up.

Promise of Urban Farming: Our Report

Walker Wells, director of our Green Urbanism Program, lead a discussion on urban farming at Youngstown State University's Sustainable Energy Forum on the day we released our new report, "Urban Agriculture Feasibility Study for Youngstown: Opportunities for Healthy Food Production, Local Jobs, and Ecological Restoration."

Road to Rio with Green Cross International

CEO Matt Petersen will be joining the Green Cross International delegation to Rio for the UN Earth Summit, along with student leaders we have worked with -- to share our collective vision and hopes for a healthier planet. Follow us on Twitter for reports from the conference and get a full report on our site upon their return. Before then, please sign our letter calling for President Obama to attend.

Millennium Awards Wrap-Up

At our 16th Annual Millennium Awards on June 2, we awarded those helping us fight for a sustainable future. See photos, get green event details, and read interviews with honorees John Replogle (Seventh Generation) and Cathy and Ed O'Neill on our site.