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  • The Wild World of Waste Grease

    Global Green USA has been working on organic waste recovery—mainly food waste from restaurants—for a number of years (see NYC Mayor’s Food Waste Challenge and NYC Passes Historic Food Waste Bill). We know that one company’s trash can be another company’s treasure, and nowhere is this more true than in the world of used cooking […]
  • 7 Ugly Truths of Bottled Water

      This July, how are you quenching your thirst? At Global Green USA, we want to ensure that you hydrate in the healthiest way possible for your body, for the community, and for the planet. Many people understand that single-use, plastic water bottles harm the environment in some vague way. However, most do not realize […]
  • Water Wise Tip: Disconnecting Your Downspout

    Rainwater management tips from Global Green’s New Orleans Water Wise program* One fairly simple water wise measure is to disconnect your downspouts from existing standpipes and let the water flow over landscaped areas or lawns.  Disconnection can be a low-maintenance option to help move water away from building foundations and allow it to soak into […]
  • Staff Spotlight: Keeley Locke

      Sitting down with Keeley Locke, Development Associate. How would you describe your role at Global Green USA in 5 words or less? Facilitate Global Green’s Development Efforts What’s your biggest priority right now at Global Green? Connecting more people to our mission and sharing with them the powerful and important work we do. Biggest […]
  • Getting to Know Green Infrastructure

    Excerpt from “The Joy of Water: A Homeowner’s Cookbook to Becoming Water Wise”* The Holy Trinity of Rainwater Management Green infrastructure is the use of plants and trees to manage rainwater and reduce flooding.  By including plants in urban landscape design and directing rainwater to flow through them, homeowners can balance the negative effects of […]

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Holy Cross Blog

  • 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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