Friday, July 25, 2008

A New Shade of Cool

Today we launched GlobalGiving Green - a new part of the site that highlights projects that BOTH fight global warming AND improve local economic, social, or environmental conditions.

Stephanie Strom did a very nice piece about it in today's New York Times.

It's only a first step, but an exciting one that could potentially have far reaching effects, as you can read in the Times article. Mari is in the process of writing a longer piece about why it is critical to help get developing countries on a sustainble carbon path.

Two big shout outs on this one - first to the Packard Foundation, which encouraged and helped fund this. And second to Joan Ochi, Stephanie Fischer, Georg Apitz, and other colleagues here at GlobalGiving who worked so hard to create this.