San Francisco Regional Council



Global Green USA is the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, the environmental movement founded by President Mikhail Gorbachev more than a decade ago. Global Green's mission is to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future.

Global Green in San Francisco Bay Area

Enthusiasm for Global Green’s work in the San Francisco and the Bay Area is extraordinary . Many of Global Green’s initial successes in greening the urban environment in policy and in built examples, have come from our green affordable housing partnerships with the City of San Francisco, and most recently with the cities of the Silicon Valley.

  • Green Schools Lessons learned working with the San Francisco Unified School District (with the support of the San Francisco Foundation and The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund) have served as the basis of Global Green’s National Green School Initiative. Green building is now a standard component of all school design and constructions administered by SFUSD.
  • Green Affordable Housing For over a decade non-profit housing developers in San Francisco, Richmond, and Marin and, in the East Bay, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, have taken advantage of Global Green’s technical assistance to create LEED Certified energy efficient homes for low-income families.
  • Green Cities Global Green authored the Alameda County Green Building Guidelines and has advised and guided policy decisions for the cities of Cupertino, Mountainview and San Bruno to improve energy efficiency and water quality.
  • Green Building Standards California’s Green Building Standards Code (sets targets for energy efficiency, water consumption, diversion of construction waste from landfills and use of environmentally sensitive materials) and the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Buildings were developed with Global Green.

San Francisco GGUSA National Event

Since 2005 San Francisco Global Green supporters have hosted the Gorgeous + Green gala one of the Bay Area's premier green high style events. The celebrity filled SRO fashion - focused party, styled by Global Green Board Member Zem Joaquin, founder of, is held early in December at green venues including the LEED Certified Bently Reserve and the W San Francisco.


Global Green USA depends on the support and involvement of conscientious, progressive individuals to achieve its goals and to forward President Gorbachev’s vision of a safer, more sustainable planet. Now in its second decade, Global Green understands the urgent need for knowledgeable and dedicated leaders who are active in the environmental community. To download a copy of the Prospectus and a Pledge Form, please click here. To join the Council now by making a donation via our secure website, please click here.

  • Membership Commitment: 
  • Give and/or raise $5,000 per year, and
  • Help recruit additional Council members and spread Global Green’s message
  • Membership Benefits:
  • VIP Patron tickets to our national, regional events;
  • Exclusive invitations and in-person briefings / receptions on our work locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Recognition in Global Green publications and online;
  • Project site visits, and more.
  • Higher benefit levels and event sponsorships are available.

For more information, please contact William Bridge at or call 310.571.2700 x114