Posts Tagged ‘TEDGlobal’

Global Green on the Move in July

August 3rd, 2011

A quick look at the Global Green USA team on the move in July: Beth Galante, director of our New Orleans office, was honored for the “Champions of Change” program at the White House…. CEO Matt Petersen attended the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, where GGUSA board member Pat Mitchell hosted a panel discussion…. Walker Wells conducted urban gardening research with visits to Youngstown, Ohio, to check on progress there to turn vacant lots into urban farms, then ventured to Buffalo, New York, to visit the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) community farm…. Mary Luevano and Gina Goodhill were in San Bruno, California, to speak about rebuilding green with residents who lost homes in last year’s gas pipeline explosion…. The NY Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) team was in Salinas Valley, California for the second of our “Follow that Box” series…. More to report next month!

On the Road: Matt Petersen at TEDGlobal

July 14th, 2011

GGUSA board members Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel with CEO Matt Petersen at TEDGlobal 2011.


GGUSA board member Pat Mitchell on stage at TEDGlobal 2011.


Actress Thandie Newton on stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

Blackberry photos sent by CEO Matt Petersen from TEDGlobal 2011 in Edinburgh, via email and Twitter. Observations from the conference, also via email and Twitter: Great talk on marine audit and shifting baselines, and another on ecosystem services; astounding afternoon on religion, atheism, life, death, music, oceans, ecosystems services; Pavan [Sukhdev] talking about the economic invisibility of nature; Alain de Botton challenges us to draw upon strengths of religion to improve, education, community; Fellow traveler and VDay supporter Thandie Newton shares her thoughts on the other… Looking forward to the full report….