Global Green is dedicated to protecting physical and mental health, building stronger communities, and supporting our planet's natural systems to create a secure, healthy, and safe future. We work to enact transformative change through sustainable projects and creating a value shift towards a sustainable future for all.
Our Global Initiatives
Global Green is proud to be the American Affiliate of Green Cross International. Since our founding almost 30 years ago, we have responded to environmental disasters, delivering a range of healthcare interventions aimed at healing children, families, and communities affected by these catastrophic events. We also work proactively to mitigate the impacts of Global Warming by developing smart energy solutions, implementing water and sanitation projects, addressing deforestation, and designing effective solutions to resource recovery and organic waste diversion. We are committed to working with local communities to develop catalytic projects for schools, homes, and neighborhoods to serve as models for helping create sustainable communities and cities. Learn more about our global initiatives below.
History of Global Green
1994 GLOBAL GREEN
In 1994, President Gorbachev established Global Green in the USA as an affiliate of the Green Cross. Global Green is a national organization, one of twenty-eight.
1996 MILLENIUM GLOBAL GREEN AWARDS
Established in 1996, the Global Green and Millenium Awards have honored the top leaders in sustainability for over twenty years.
1996 D.C. ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
DCEN was created to rebuild DC’s neighborhoods and communities for long term economic stability by protecting and restoring its urban environment. A highlight from their many wins includes leading the DC Renewable Portfolio Standard which passed in 2007 and expanded in 2014.
1996 PRE-OSCAR GALA
Global Green's first Annual Pre-Oscar event showcased GG programs and recognized leaders in sustainability.
2005 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Global Green was awarded a 5-year grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Office of Sustainable Communities to assist communities across the US with sustainable neighborhood planning.
2006 LEED AND NOLA WISE
In 2006, Global Green worked to rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina with a model sustainable village in the Lower Ninth Ward. This model in sustainability includes LEED platinum homes with rain gardens and solar panels, NOLA wise (an energy efficiency program for residences and public schools), and green construction standards for public facilities.
2008 DISASTER RECOVERY
Global Green began responding to environmental disasters by partnering with local communities and governments. Through these partnerships, Global Green created neighborhood resilience hubs by installing grid-tied back-up solar systems in New York, New Jersey. Global Green developed green infrastructure in Hurrican Sandy-affected communities on the Gulf Coast.
2009 COALITION FOR RESOURCE RECOVERY
Global Green began transforming food waste into assets. The Resource Recovery Program continues to collaborate with national partners from local governments, affordable housing agencies, private sector companies, community development corporations, and tribal entities. To this day, 31 pilot sites have been completed with over 100,000 lbs. of food diverted.
2011 THE HOLY CROSS PROJECT
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Global Green built the first sustainable mixed-use community in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the 9th Ward. Global Green continues to educate thousands of residents through our Build it Back Green Initiative and rebuilding Green Schools.
2014 SUSTAINABLE LITTLE TOKYO
Global Green helped Little Tokyo become more energy and water efficient and economically resilient. From those efforts, Sustainable Little Tokyo received a planning award from the Los Angeles APA.
2016 NOLA PLANT 4 PEACE
Global Green signed up 60 homeowners interested in receiving a tree in their front yard. With the help of over 50 volunteers, 60 trees were planted in two neighborhoods.
2017 COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE ACTION CENTER
Global Green built the Climate Action Center, located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. It was the second phase of the Holy Cross Project and is the first of its kind to bring climate change education and models of resilience to the community level.
2018 WATTS PROJECT
Global Green developed proposals with Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, totaling $35 million. The programs reduced greenhouse gases within neighborhoods. The Watts Rising effort was selected to receive the funds for 16 projects, addressing climate change and increasing social and climate resilience.
2019 #FIGHT 4 THE AMAZON
Global Green partnered with PUBG MOBILE, one of the biggest video games in the world, for the #Fight4TheAmazon social impact campaign to help save part of the Amazon Rainforest. Actors and humanitarians Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green served as co-hosts of this important campaign to galvanize the gaming community into action to protect one of the world’s most precious natural resources.
2019 CLIMATE PARKS
Global Green partnered with Integral Climate Change Solutions (ICSS) in the development and building of Climate Parks. Climate Parks rejuvenate nature by using scalable models of sustainable development that generate biodiversity, food and water security, community, and socio-economic growth.
2019 FOOD RESCUE
For five months, Global Green diverted 214,000 lbs of organic waste from landfills through the collaboration with resturant partners. Global Green further developed a system to eradicate food insecurity and waste with Postmates, and Tetra Tech. This program continues through 2020.
2021 #FIGHT 4 THE PLANETFollowing the #Fight4TheAmazon social impact campaign to save the Amazon Rainforest, in 2021 Global Green launched #Fight4ThePlanet, in further collaboration with PUBG MOBILE and advocate Jason Derulo.
2022 GLOBAL GREEN JOURNEYSA project to create awareness and impact from various locations around the world, highlighting scalable catalytic initiatives that can deliver significant and immediate results internationally.
2023 COMMUNITIES PROGRAMFollowing the Holy Cross Project in New Orleans and the early days post-Katrina collaboration with Brad Pitt, Global Green stood up to the challenge again to provide critical support for the Lower Ninth Ward families, working with Brad and additional partners to continue Global Green's green affordable housing & environmental justice commitment to help address the ongoing problems around these homes and others in need, aiming at creating a statewide blueprint for sustainable infrastructure and affordable housing.