Global Initiatives

Global Green is dedicated to protecting physical and mental health, building stronger communities, and supporting our planet's natural systems to create a secure, healthy, and safe future. We work to enact transformative change through sustainable projects and creating a value shift towards a sustainable future for all. Our legacy of creating positive social change is facilitated by forming strategic partnerships to co-create climate and environmental resilience for our communities.









Our Global Initiatives

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History of Global Green

  • 1994 GLOBAL GREEN

    In 1994, President Gorbachev established Global Green in the USA as an affiliate of the Green Cross. Global Green is a national organization, one of twenty-eight.

  • 1996 MILLENIUM GLOBAL GREEN AWARDS

    Established in 1996, the Global Green and Millenium Awards have honored the top leaders in sustainability for over twenty years.

  • 1996 D.C. ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK

    DCEN was created to rebuild DC’s neighborhoods and communities for long term economic stability by protecting and restoring its urban environment. A highlight from their many wins includes leading the DC Renewable Portfolio Standard which passed in 2007 and expanded in 2014.

  • 1996 PRE-OSCAR GALA

    Global Green's first Annual Pre-Oscar event showcased GG programs and recognized leaders in sustainability.

  • 2005 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

    Global Green was awarded a 5-year grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Office of Sustainable Communities to assist communities across the US with sustainable neighborhood planning.

  • 2006 LEED AND NOLA WISE

    In 2006, Global Green worked to rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina with a model sustainable village in the Lower Ninth Ward. This model in sustainability includes LEED platinum homes with rain gardens and solar panels, NOLA wise (an energy efficiency program for residences and public schools), and green construction standards for public facilities.

  • 2008 DISASTER RECOVERY

    Global Green began responding to environmental disasters by partnering with local communities and governments. Through these partnerships, Global Green created neighborhood resilience hubs by installing grid-tied back-up solar systems in New York, New Jersey. Global Green developed green infrastructure in Hurrican Sandy-affected communities on the Gulf Coast.

  • 2009 COALITION FOR RESOURCE RECOVERY

    Global Green began transforming food waste into assets. The Resource Recovery Program continues to collaborate with national partners from local governments, affordable housing agencies, private sector companies, community development corporations, and tribal entities. To this day, 31 pilot sites have been completed with over 100,000 lbs. of food diverted.

  • 2011 THE HOLY CROSS PROJECT

    After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Global Green built the first sustainable mixed-use community in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the 9th Ward. Global Green continues to educate thousands of residents through our Build it Back Green Initiative and rebuilding Green Schools.

  • 2014 SUSTAINABLE LITTLE TOKYO

    Global Green helped Little Tokyo become more energy and water efficient and economically resilient. From those efforts, Sustainable Little Tokyo received a planning award from the Los Angeles APA.

  • 2016 NOLA PLANT 4 PEACE

    Global Green signed up 60 homeowners interested in receiving a tree in their front yard. With the help of over 50 volunteers, 60 trees were planted in two neighborhoods.

  • 2017 COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE ACTION CENTER

    Global Green built the Climate Action Center, located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. It was the second phase of the Holy Cross Project and is the first of its kind to bring climate change education and models of resilience to the community level.

  • 2018 WATTS PROJECT

    Global Green developed proposals with Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, totaling $35 million. The programs reduced greenhouse gases within neighborhoods. The Watts Rising effort was selected to receive the funds for 16 projects, addressing climate change and increasing social and climate resilience.

  • 2019 #FIGHT4THEPLANET

    Global Green partnered with PUBG MOBILE, one of the biggest mobile games in the world, for the #Fight4TheAmazon social impact campaign to save the Amazon Rainforest. In 2020, Global Green launched #Fight4ThePlanet in further collaboration with PUBG MOBILE and advocate Jason Derulo.

  • 2019 CLIMATE PARKS

    Global Green partnered with Integral Climate Change Solutions (ICSS) in the development and building of Climate Parks. Climate Parks rejuvenate nature by using scalable models of sustainable development that generate biodiversity, food and water security, community, and socio-economic growth.

  • 2019 FOOD RESCUE

    For five months, Global Green diverted 214,000 lbs of organic waste from landfills through the collaboration with resturant partners. Global Green further developed a system to eradicate food insecurity and waste with Postmates, and Tetra Tech. This program continues through 2020.

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