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  • Celebrity Carpet Recovery – A Pilot in Portland

    The Portland Airport is the home to a very unusual local celebrity – 14 acres of green carpet with a colorful and distinctive geometric pattern. This recognizable carpet has in recent years become part of Portlanders’ homecoming rituals, with many folks taking pictures of their feet on the carpet when they first arrive at the […]
  • Next Steps: Establishing and Expanding Food Hubs for Food Deserts

    by Walker Wells, Lily Kelly and Gina Goodhill Rosen Graphic by Tim Bevins The following is the final installment of a three-part blog series summarizing the results of our research into the role that food hubs can play in neighborhood sustainability and the urban food network. The previous blogs can be found at Food Hubs […]
  • The Future is Global Green: Reflection from CEO Les McCabe

    By Les McCabe, CEO Recent attendance at three major “green” conferences, including SxSW-Eco, International Well Building Institute, and Greenbuild, served as a reminder that the future really is Green and that Global Green USA continues, after 20 years, to be a leader in demonstrating the best practices in Green Urbanism.   SxSW-Eco hosted an international audience […]
  • Green Cross Study Tour to Fukushima: Dealing with Long-Term Radiation and Refugees

    I was fortunate to participate earlier this month in a study tour to Fukushima, Japan and the surrounding evacuation zones, organized by Green Cross Switzerland.  There were 35 of us from the US, Europe, and Asia, including several Swiss and other parliamentarians, and we were joined by our colleagues from Green Cross Japan.  Green Cross […]
  • Global Green’s New Partnership to Promote Energy Efficiency in California

    How much energy do you consume each year? Do you know how that may correlate to greenhouse gas emissions? How many tons of green house gas emissions do we emit by leaving our lights on? By taking long showers? By running our air conditioners during these record dry summers? In California, Global Green USA is […]

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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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