Time for Gratitude
A Message from Matt
November brings the holidays closer. Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. As we do, we give thanks for our loved ones and all our blessings. We revere the notion of home, and the lines extend past the walls of our houses to the borders of our neighborhoods, our cities, our country, our planet. We are thankful enough for what we have to work on preserving it.
This year, we are grateful for those joining us in taking steps to guarantee a more sustainable future -- with individual actions to fight climate change in their homes, schools, communities, and cities. Since we launched our I AM Challenge to fight climate change this fall, we have been impressed and inspired by the submissions from concerned citizens committed to making a difference -- to becoming citizen entrepreneurs in their approach and actions.
- A college student is planning an urban city garden in Baltimore.
- A mom from Long Island is starting an organic gardening program at her daughter's school.
- A young girl from Mobile is just learning about conservation and drinking filtered water in a Hello Kitty reusable bottle.
- A college student from Maryland has pledged to start an energy challenge on campus.
- A young woman from Salt Lake City is committed to advocating for a new no-idling law, and see that it is enforced.
We really do believe that small changes can make a big impact. Tell us: What are you doing?
Full Dance Card
Events in New Orleans, New York, San Francisco
Our New Orleans office hosted a Clean Energy/Green Economy forum on October 28 with local leaders in sustainability. Next up: our 12th Annual Sustainable Design Awards in NY on November 14, to honor Adrian Grenier, 350 (Bill McKibben and May Boeve), Fisker Automotive (Henrik Fisker), Starbucks (Arthur Rubinfeld), and Sprint (Steve Elfman). (Tickets still available!) Then there's our 7th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala on December 6 in San Francisco.
Green Schools News
Competition Countdown and New Site
While our jury is deliberating over the submissions from our Green School Makeover Competition (finalists announced mid-month!), we have updated our website with an all-new section on green schools, with resources and information about the work we do -- and what you can do. Get schooled now.
In the Green Room
For our new Global Green Room interview series, we talk to green movers and shakers about their work. Our latest: Judi Shils of Teens Turning Green.
Join Global Green USA in urging Senator Reid to make greening our schools a priority in the Jobs Act.
Monthly Report Card
We were at GreenBuild in Toronto, Kazakhstan for a nuclear-free forum, Delaware to see composting, and more.
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Sustaining Global Green
Thanks to all the donors who are sustaining Global Green’s unique capacity to innovate, collaborate and motivate the public and private sectors to address the systemic causes and effects of climate change. Here is the list of our 2011 Q3 supporters ($250+).