With support from Capital One, Global Green provided community tours of our Holy Cross Visitors Center located in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana to over 1,000 visitors and community members between 2010 and 2011. To date, over 25,000 visitors have come to our Visitors Center to learn more about making their homes more energy efficient and resilient.
Global Green honored former eBay CEO, John Donahoe at our 2010 Sustainable Design Awards in New York for the company's commitment to creating a marketplace where people can make money from items that would otherwise have been thrown away. Through the years, Global Green and eBay have teamed up on a number of charitable fundraising programs through the eBay website to raise awareness about environmental issues. For example, in 2010, eBay auctioned off a sustainable house created by Dwell on Design and Ecofabulous and donated a portion of the proceeds to Global Green, and, during Earth Month 2011, eBay generously donated $5 to Global Green for every broken electronic turned in for recycling through eBay's program.
Google was a featured sponsor of Global Green’s Gorgeous and Green Benefit in San Francisco, which Google Co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page attended, and in 2011, Google supported Global Green’s Sustainable Design Awards when we honored Wendy Schmidt for her achievements.
The Home Depot Foundation joined Global Green and Brad Pitt to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Together, the three launched an international Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, which was chaired and sponsored by Brad Pitt. The Foundation served as the lead funding partner for the winning design: Global Green’s Holy Cross Project - 5 LEED Platinum homes located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.
Parsons Corporation has been a decade-long supporter of Global Green’s work, starting with Global Green's efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and in 2010, executives from Parsons joined Global Green to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Earth Day in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.
Global Green’s CoRR program helped facilitate Parsons School of Design’s challenge to redesign school lunch trays in New York City public schools and prevent 800,000 styrofoam trays from going to landfill daily. Designs were submitted to the public call for design proposals in 2013, and in 2015, The Urban School Food Alliance announced that it would introduce compostable food trays to six of the largest school districts in the country, New York included, saving 225 million styrofoam trays from entering the landfill each year.
Pureology (a L’Oreal Company) and Global Green co-hosted the Green Schools Makeover Competition to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, safe environment. School energy and water efficiency upgrades also save valuable school dollars that can be put toward resources that directly benefit students. Boston Latin School was the winner of the competition.
Global Green honored Sprint with the Product Design Award at our 12th Annual New York Sustainable Design Awards for the Samsung Replenish--the first cell phone in the U.S. to reach EL Environment interim standards for more sustainable mobile phones.
Global Green and Starbucks Coffee Company partnered many times to raise awareness about climate change and create a positive environmental impact. Acting as a member of Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery, Starbucks Coffee Company conducted a paper cup recycling pilot program at 86 stores throughout New York. The two also launched the “Planet Green Game” together to help customers learn how to live “green” and took out three full-page ads in the New York Times to raise awareness about the urgency of addressing climate change.
At our 7th annual Designing a Sustainable and Secure World Awards, Global Green honored Tesla with the Product Design Award for the Tesla Roadster: The world's first all-electric, Lithium-ion battery-powered sports car. The two organizations partnered to debut the Tesla Roadster at the Global Green Pre-Oscar party in Hollywood, CA.
Global Green USA partnered with Toyota to create the Red Carpet, Green Cars campaign to promote the first generation of the Toyota Prius, before the Prius had taken off in popularity. The campaign was aimed at getting celebrities to arrive at the Oscars and Global Green's Pre-Oscar Party in green cars to make clean car technologies mainstream. A decade later, the 2017 Prius is U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hybrid Car for the Money."
H&M and Global Green partnered to launch H&M's global garment recycling program--the first of its kind--at Global Green's 10th annual Pre-Oscar party in 2013. Through this program, H&M's customers help "save natural resources and contribute to reduced environmental impact by avoiding textile waste. Any piece of clothing, from any brand, and in any condition can be accepted." Global Green was the sole U.S. beneficiary for the H&M garment recycling program.