The new year brings new energy and there has been a lot of time set aside to plan for a big year with retreats: Global Green’s directors met mid-month; Matt Petersen attended the Clinton Global Initiative retreat in New York; and our New Orleans team attended the Green Collaborative retreat…. We attended the ribbon-cutting in Los Angeles for the Rio Vista low-income housing community project we helped to build green…. Walker Wells and Hagu Solomon were in Goleta, CA, for meetings on a green building program, while Ted Bardarcke was in San Diego for work on a LEED ND project…. We picked our I AM Challenge winner: Felicia from Marina Del Rey… We made tickets available for our Pre-Oscar party February 22 at Avalon Hollywood…. Gina Goodhill was in Sacramento for a Clean Energy, Clear Air gathering with environmental leaders and presen, presenting on AB758…. Global Green board member Sebastian Copeland had the most dramatic month, finishing his record-breaking trek in Antarctica. He plans to release a documentary and book of photos in his ongoing efforts to raise awareness for climate change…. Stay updated on our work with posts to Twitter, Facebook, and this blog.