EIGHT CITIES SELECTED TO RECEIVE FREE NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CONSULTATIONS UNDER US EPA GRANT

Los Angeles, CA (December 21, 2011) -- Eight American communities will receive free neighborhood design consultation in 2012 from Global Green USA with the help of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Over the next six months, four sustainability experts will conduct three-day visits to communities and provide comprehensive recommendations for infrastructure and policy changes aimed at helping the communities build a future that is more resource-efficient, livable, healthy, and environmentally responsible. 

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GLOBAL GREEN USA HOSTS SUCCESSFUL GORGEOUS AND GREEN 2011 GALA & ECO-FASHION SHOW

San Francisco, December 7, 2011 – On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, Global Green USA’s 7th annualGorgeous and Green Gala benefit was held at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve, and recognized designer eco-fashion, sustainable technologies and eco-conscious initiatives making adifference in the lives of students and families throughout the Bay Area and nationally. Global Green announced the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin as the winner of itsNational Green School Makeover Competition presented by Pureology, and unveiled a new Green School Mobile Apppowered by Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. 

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Texas School for the Deaf in Austin Wins Global Green USA's National Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

New York, NY (December 6, 2011) – Today Pureology and Global Green USA announced that the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, TX, is the grand prize winner in the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition, presented by Pureology. As part of the grand prize, the Texas School for the Deaf will receive the ultimate Green School Makeover worth $130,000. 

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Global Green launches Green Schools Mobile App

San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 – Global Green USA unveiled its new Green School Mobile App, powered by the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, at the 7thAnnual Gorgeous and Green Gala in San Francisco before more than 200 supporters.  The App, produced in partnership with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), is currently available in the iTunes store by searching (ORC Mobile).  The App provides a step-by-step evaluation process for students, teachers and other school stakeholders to measure classroom’s natural daylighting, temperature, indoor air quality, acoustics and energy use. The results will educate students and provide a road map for schools to create healthier, more efficient classrooms.

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Ten Finalists Announced in Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

New York, NY (November 17, 2011) –Ten schools located in cities across the country were selected today as finalists in the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition, presented by Pureology. Over the coming weeks, a panel of judges will evaluate the schools and select one to win a grand prize for energy efficiency and sustainability upgrades, valued at $130,000.  

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MAYOR LANDRIEU LAUNCHES NOLA WISE, AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVE FOR HOMEOWNERS

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched a program dedicated to helping homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes, another step in the burgeoning green movement in New Orleans. NOLA Wise provides comprehensive services for residents of New Orleans to help them save energy and money. The program will also create jobs for local contractors and help train workers in green retrofitting.

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Global Green USA Launches Global Warming “I AM” Campaign

NEW YORK, NY (September 21, 2011) – Global Green USA today launched the I AM Campaign to raise awareness about the serious threats Americans face from rising sea levels, and challenge citizens to take action in their communities. Joined by actors, athletes and musicians including: Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams, James Cameron, Billy Morrison, Mark McGrath, Kevin Bacon, and Kyra Sedgwick amongothers, I AM highlights coastal cities in the U.S. and the world from New Orleans to New York City, from Tokyo to Jakarta, from San Francisco to Boston; that are in danger due to sea level rise.

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Global Green USA's New Orleans Director Beth Galante Honored at the White House

July 19, 2011 - Washington, D.C. –Global Green USA’s New Orleans Director Beth Galante is being honored today at the White House as a “Champion of Change.”  Galante will be recognized along with four other New Orleans-area residents for their work to strengthen the local economy, create jobs and help the Gulf Coast recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

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Scientific Engagement in the Middle East

On July 13, 2011, Global Green USA hosted a roundtable discussion on scientific engagement in the Middle East. The event featured two speakers: Gwenaёle Coat, M.Sc., Senior Program Associate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Dr. Chen Kane, PhD, Senior Research Associate of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

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Millennium Award Press Release

Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2011 – Global Green USA celebrated its 15th Annual Millennium Awards at a star- studded fundraising gala at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, June 4, 2011. More than 350 guests enjoyed the reception and dinner program that included a featured musical performance by Rocky Dawuni.
Celebrity guests and presenters including Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, Adrian Grenier, Armyan Bernstein, Sharon Lawrence and more also had the opportunity to check out a new ECOtality Commercial Electric car charger with network support by Sprint along with the new ecofriendly Samsung Replenish phone. Sprint was the featured VIP Reception sponsor for the event and highlighted their longtime commitment to sustainability during the cocktail reception.

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The Future of Nuclear Energy: Chernobyl and Fukushima

Washington, DC (April 1, 2011) - On April 1, 2011 Global Green USA’s Security and Sustainability Program hosted a delegation of three Russian experts with firsthand experience of the Chernobyl reactor tragedy.  Their presentations focused on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe and the implications for the nuclear disaster in Japan.  The speakers included Natalia Mironova, Natalia Manzurova, and Tatiana Muchamedyarova. To view videos from this event visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalGreen2008.

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Global Green USA begins Energy Futures Series with Seminar on Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining

Washington, DC (March 31, 2011) – On Wednesday afternoon, March 30, 2011 Global Green USA’s Security and Sustainability Program began a seminar series, “Energy Futures: Nuclear Power, Global Warming, and Nonproliferation” with a seminar titled “The Environmental Impact of Uranium Mining.”  This seminar examined the impacts of the beginning of the nuclear fuel cycle -- uranium mining. 

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The Tragedy in Japan and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Washington, DC (March 16, 2011) – The evolving tragedy in Japan is shocking as we are once again reminded of the power of Mother Nature and the unpredictable risks of technology. As the full impact of the earthquakes and tsunami is assessed in Japan and the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants along the northeast Japanese coast becomes increasingly dangerous, it is important to pause and consider our relationship with the planet. The unfolding catastrophe occurring at the Fukushima plants also raises serious questions about our reliance on nuclear energy and its status as a clean and safe source of power.

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