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  • 7 Topics to Tackle This Earth Day

    1. Food Access (click image to enlarge) The big picture:  Food Desert: A low-income census tract where a significant number of residents live more than one mile from the nearest supermarket. 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts—areas that are often inundated with liquor stores and fast food restaurants, but offer little or no access […]
  • Staff Spotlight: Heidi Jensen

    Sitting down with Heidi Jensen, New Orleans Office Manager, Assistant to the Director How would you describe your role at Global Green USA in five words or less? Creating sustainable coastal communities! What’s your biggest priority right now at Global Green? Louisiana and our neighboring coastal communities are ground zero for demonstrating the impacts of […]
  • Showtime Gets Real: Years of Living Dangerously

    On Sunday, April 13, Showtime will premiere a new documentary series that promises to bring climate change to life like we’ve never seen before. In short, Years of Living Dangerously will chronicle how human activities impact global climate change, and in turn, how climate change impacts all of humanity. From deforestation to extreme droughts, superstorms to civil war, […]
  • Green Makeover Complete: Boston Latin School Serves as a Model for Schools Across the Country

    Today at the Green Schools National Conference, Global Green USA and Pureology announced the completion of its comprehensive, student-led Green School Makeover at Boston Latin School. A panel of expert judges selected the winning school after six months of intensive outreach by educators, school districts and educational organizations, resulting in more than 450 submissions. Drawing […]
  • Bike Share for All: The Global Green Model

    When we talk about our advocating for a bike share system, such as the planned bike share system in LA County, what do we mean? The concept is simple enough: Bike share is a shared system of public bicycles that allows people to rent a bike (for a fee) for a short trip, then return […]

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  • Global Green Room Interview: Andrew Kotchen

    As one of the principals at design firm Workshop/apd, architect Andrew Kotchen was a winner of Global Green’s Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans in 2006. The team’s winning design is actualized with Global Green’s Holy Cross Project development in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. On the 5th anniversary of the international design competition, we talked [...]
  • Sustainable Design Competition: 5th Anniversary

    This week, we mark the 5th anniversary of our Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans. To celebrate the competition, we are looking back with daily posts, including reflections from Global Green CEO Matt Petersen and one of the winners, Andrew Kotchen from Workshop/apd. To begin with: the finalists from the design competition. As part of our [...]
  • Joule Energy Volunteer Day: Raingardens & Bioswale Maintenance

    A big shoutout to our volunteers from Joule Energy, a local solar energy provider, who worked at the Holy Cross Project all day yesterday (June 24) – weeding, mulching, and planting in our two rain gardens. The group also weeded and added gravel and did some additional countouring on our bioswale. Thanks for all your [...]
  • Rebuilding Green in New Orleans

    Nadav Malin, president of BuildingGreen, Inc., joined members of BNIM, local architects and Global Green’s Beth Galante on a tour of the Lower Ninth Ward during the recent AIA Convention in New Orleans. In addition to visiting the Make It Right project, he and the group learned about developments underway at the Holy Cross Project [...]
  • Sunny Day at the Holy Cross Project

    It was a beautiful Spring day in the Holy Cross Neighborhood yesterday. Global Green staffer Linda Morgano was out and about, taking these photos in and around the Holy Cross Project to share. Thanks Linda!

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