Weekly Rewind: Green News for May 7-13

May 14th, 2012 by Stef McDonald Leave a reply »

Green news we’re still talking about from last week.

Citizen Entrepreneur Contenders: We picked finalists for our contest to honor local green heroes — and opened up the voting to the public. (Finalists voting page)

Equality Wins: President Obama publicly declared his support of same-sex marriage, and our friends at 350.org made the connection between his announcement and climate change. (350.org post)

Greening Dat: Our New Orleans office was awarded a “Green Nattie” at the Life City ceremony to honor sustainability in NOLA. (Post; Event photos)

Global Green in Chicago #1: Lily Kelly from our New York office presented at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago on our Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) team’s work on recycling and waste reduction. (Post)

Global Green in Chicago #2: Paul Walker from our DC office was a panelist for “The G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of WMD: A Case Study of Summit-Sponsored Initiatives,” presented by the Stanley Foundation, in Chicago. (Post)

New Images, Same Pain: New photos released of the BP oil spill show the devastation to sea life. (Mother Jones post)

Solar Charge: We held our monthly Sustainability Series in New Orleans to discuss solar technology. (Post)

Stage Presence: We announced that Helen Hunt and Maggie Grace were booked as presenters for our Millennium Awards on June 2. (Tickets and info)

Green News Laugh of the Week: Grist mocked the Heartland Institute’s billboard of the Unabomber, which suggested that only crazed killers believed in global warming, with a psychotronic climate billboard generator. (Grist post)

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