Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change that improve lives and protect our planet.
Camina en Walnut Park will transform Pacific Boulevard into a vibrant street for the whole community. Join Supervisor Hilda Solis and your neighbors for FREE family-friendly activities, including music, prizes, a County resource fair, and more! *** Camina en Walnut Park transformará Pacific Boulevard en una calle vibrante para toda la comunidad. ¡Únase a la Supervisora Hilda Solis y a sus vecinos para actividades GRATUITAS para la familia, incluyendo música, premios, una feria de recursos del Condado, y más!
Enjoy FREE family-friendly activities atCaminaen Walnut Park, including:
Games and activities for the whole family
Entertainment by local performers
Demonstration bike rides
County resource fair – Receive information about the programs that the County offers to the community
Feedback stations- Share your thoughts on what you think of the temporary features!
Go Human challenge stations – Use your event program and visit each station to play games, collect stamps, and enter to win awesome prizes
Disfruta de las actividades GRATUITAS en Camina en Walnut Park, como:
Juegos y actividades para toda la familia
Artistas locales y entretenimiento
Paseos en bicicleta
Feria de recursos del Condado – Obtén información acerca de los programas que ofrece el Condado a la comunidad.
Estaciones de sugerencias – ¡Comparte tu opinión sobre los cambios temporales!
Las estaciones de Go Human Challenge – Usa tu programa y visita cada estación a lo largo de la ruta para jugar juegos, colectar sellos y ganar premios increíbles.
Global Green walked away with 5 awards, from the city of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California State Senate, California Legislature Assembly, and the United States Congress:
County of Los Angeles Excellence in Social Responsibility Award
Santa Monica SQA Excellence Award
Certificate of Congressional Recognition
California Legislature Assembly certificate of recognition
State of California Senate certificate of recognition
We’re so honored to have won the Excellence in Social Responsibility Award for the third year in a row. The awards and certificates in recognition and celebration of receiving the 2018 Sustainable Quality Award with sincere appreciation for Global Green's commitment to helping create resilient and sustainable communities and affordable housing. The Sustainable Quality Awards recognize the dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by the numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.
Green Cross has worked towards peace-building and environmental protection through its five international programs: Water for Life and Peace, Environmental Security and Sustainability, Social and Medical, Smart Energy and Value Change.
Other accomplishments since the organization’s founding include:
Bringing safe drinking water to more than 140,000 people in 160 communities worldwide;
Playing a key role in establishing and implementing the UN Watercourses Convention;
The annual certification of 3’000 units of affordable and sustainable housing in the United States;
Turning back desertification and the expansion of the Sahara by planting hundreds of thousands of trees and introducing sustainable farming methods in countries such as Burkina Faso;
Providing social and medical assistance to 50,000 people annually, as well as imparting crucially important knowledge on how to survive in contaminated environments;
Educating over one million students about climate change, water conservation, and energy use through the flagship educational activity for youth, the environmental diaries.
This historic and momentous gathering also brought worldly discussions intriguing conversation during the Climate Resilient Cities Symposium. Global Green co-hosted the symposium in Dallas with it's partners National League of Cities, American Sustainable Business Council, We Are Still In, Texas A& M, and C2ES.
With environmental disasters taking place in cities across the country, city leaders and community stake holders are beginning to recognize the vital need to think, plan, and act in order to improve their resilience in the face of future environmental disturbances. The symposium generated a thoughtful call to action as a result.
The attendees of the EarthX Exposition weekend were able to learn more about Global Green and Green Cross International. Global Green invited visitors an opportunity to attend the symposium as well as share their stories about how their community is being affected by climate change. The three day event hosted more than 100,000 attendees, over 900 exhibitors, and 260 speakers, marking it the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world.
Global Green was able to spread their mission, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable future, with hundreds of thousands of like minded individuals cohesively working for the same goal of securing a more sustainable planet.
Warm thanks this year goes to Matt de la Houssaye of Global Green, who has supported and helped guide us in the assumptions, data sources and information underlying this analysis. Measuring and accounting for impact is not straightforward. This year, we looked at data from around the world regarding the impact of textile, food waste, and similarly large industries. It is not an easy task, and you have been of great help.
Loudspring works with facilitating environmental practices within business models. The five companies that fall under the Loudspring umbrella are represented in the Carbon and Water Impact Report and demonstrate leadership for sustainable impacts within the business sphere.
See full report and complete detail about Loudspring's business environmental impact below:
Global Green's NOLA office Director Michelle Pyne took center stage at the Planet Tech Stage during Collision Conference 2018. She discusses the Climate Action Center in the lower 9th ward and announces it's opening in the coming months.
Give NOLA day is hours away and we’re excited to be apart of the amazing event that supports our efforts in the New Orleans community. The 24 hour event is hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to grassroots nonprofits.
With hundreds of neighborhood Water Wise workshops conducted throughout the community since we began our work, we’ve made our mark in both the New Orleans infrastructure as well as the people. Global Green is dedicated to reaching community members and encouraging them to take leadership in their neighborhoods.
We hope you’ll join us this #GiveNOLA day and continue to support our work to empower those that want to make a difference.
This Saturday, April 21st, Global Green is co-hosting the Climate Resilient Cities Symposium at EARTHx in Dallas, TX with partners, National League of Cities, American Sustainable Business Council, We Are Still In, and C2ES.
Now is a critical moment for cities and communities. With the environmental disasters taking place in cities across the country from Santa Barbara, CA to Houston, TX to Santa Rosa, CA, city leaders and community stakeholders are beginning to recognize the vital need to think, plan, and act to improve their resilience in the face of future environmental disturbances. The Climate Resilient Cities Symposium will bring together 75 elected representatives, government officials, and business, foundation, and non-profit leaders to discuss how cities are being proactive in addressing the challenges posed by climate change.
Why is this symposium important to Global Green? For over 20 years, Global Green has been a national leader in advancing urban sustainability to create more equitable, resilient, and healthy communities. In all of our projects, we have taken a localized approach to increasing an urban area’s sustainability and resilience to future climate issues, as demonstrated through the following examples of our work:
Global Green has a long legacy of modeling sustainable rebuilding communities devastated by natural disasters.
In the months following Hurricane Katrina, Global Green opened an office in New Orleans and made a commitment to provide New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with assistance rebuilding the area using sustainable, green building techniques. The Holy Cross Project, our cornerstone effort in the region consisting of five LEED-Platinum homes and a Climate Action Center in the Lower 9th Ward, has become a model for sustainability. It serves as a demonstration site at the neighborhood level where residents can see green building design and features in practice. Buildings within the Holy Cross project use 75% less energy than typical buildings. The single-family homes were completed in 2010, and Global Green is looking forward to the Climate Action Center opening later this year. Read more about our Climate Action Center here.
Global Green has applied its Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment tool and program in over 30 communities across the United States, including Sandy-devastated Hoboken, NJ and Staten Island, NY.
This Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment (SNA) tool and program provide a framework for sustainable community improvements, especially in areas that are disadvantaged or vulnerable to climate-related disasters. During the assessment process, Global Green team members work with the community to identify a neighborhood’s positive qualities and pressing challenges. Through the combination of a walking tour, consultation with community stakeholders and members of various city departments in meetings and public workshops, and application of the assessment tool, the team develops recommendations for both physical and policy changes to increase the sustainability of the neighborhood. Participating communities have leveraged Global Green’s technical assistance and final recommendations to secure an estimated $280 million to fund sustainable improvements. To read more about the SNA tool, read our report here
Following Superstorm Sandy, Global Green continued our legacy of resilient rebuilding, bringing our urban sustainability expertise to the New York area through our Solar for Sandy initiative.
This effort is dedicated to creating spaces where community members can take refuge during weather-related events. The spaces are called “Neighborhood Resilience Hubs,” which are spaces that are centrally located within - and identified as trusted spaces by - communities and designed to provide emergency light and cell phone charging during a crisis. Through this initiative, Global Green installed the first-ever solar with battery backup system in New York City at the Red Hook Recreation Center and aims to develop two more hubs in the area. Learn more about our Solar for Sandy initiative here.
As an area of emerging work, Global Green is currently researching best management practically nationally and globally for storm-water management and soil specifications and is seeking additional partners to build out this program and network.
This project falls within the broader area of organic waste and food waste management. Potential resilience applications include the use of micro-digesters as a resilient power source and the use of food donations as part of an overall food waste diversion program that can also serve as a needed network and “infrastructure” to assist during times of crisis. This is an emerging area and we welcome collaboration.
As these examples demonstrate, Global Green has a long legacy of supporting communities with improving resilience at the neighborhood level. As more cities and communities decide to look at strategies for improving their resilience, we will continue our efforts to help them develop and implement community-based plans and projects. We invite you to join us for the Climate Resilient Cities Symposium on April 21, 2018, which will identify innovative best practices and resources that help cities deploy ‘smart’ technologies, access federal funding programs/tax incentives, and develop planning methods. The goal is to help cities become more resilient and thrive in the face of a complex, uncertain, and ever-changing future.
The event take place over two weekends!April 21st- April 22nd | 11am - 4pm & April 28th - April 29th | 11am - 4pm
Ages 12 and Under - Free | Ages 13 and above - $3 per person
Visit, learn, explore, and play in Little Tokyo's 9-hole pop-up miniature golf course. Every hole is a vibrant artwork created by a local artist paying tribute to the past, present, and future of our 134-year old Japanese American community!