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President Clinton Announces Grant from Bush Clinton Katrina Fund for Global Green USA to Green Two New Orleans Schools

President Clinton announced that Global Green USA has been selected to receive a grant from the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund for its novel approach to help rebuild Green Schools in New Orleans. President Clinton was joined by Global Green President Matt Petersen, New Orleans Director Beth Galante, and Program Assistant John Moore for the announcement.

The funding will help Global Green rebuild at least two damaged schools in the New Orleans School District using green building design criteria and work to insure all school construction and renovation in New Orleans and Louisiana is built green. Creating green schools in neighborhoods impacted by Katrina will be a major contribution to the recovery efforts of New Orleans and help in attracting teachers and families back to the region. Green schools will increase student performance, reduce sick days, improve teacher retention, and save on school operating costs through energy savings that will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here for the full press release from Global Green

This tip came from Brady Demarest, thank you Brady!

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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