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Staff Challenge: Plan a Sustainable Event

Sustainable America gala program

All photos by Jay B. Wilson

For Earth Day this year, we Sustainable America staff members challenged ourselves to work on ways to be greener in our everyday lives. Today we hear from Heide, who set a goal of producing a low-impact, sustainable gala for Sustainable America. Here’s how she did it…

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Introducing Our Gala Performer…Tamara Tunie!

Tamara Tunie Singer

For our Inaugural Gala coming up on June 26, Sustainable America is thrilled to present an engaging vocal performance by Tamara Tunie, a multi-talented performer with experience spanning film, television, and stage. Fans of her character Melinda Warner in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit may not know that Tunie is also an accomplished singer. She’s that and then some! Learn more about this talented actor, producer, director and philanthropist…

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You are invited!

Sustainable America Gala 2014

We’re excited to bring together our friends and supporters for our Inaugural Gala and Auction to celebrate our first two years, acknowledge the help we’ve received, and propel our growth into the future. Learn more about the June 26 event, purchase tickets, or bid on some unique auction items here….

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Porsche 918 Spyder: A Clean, Green Supercar

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

A few years ago, Porsche surprised the automotive world by announcing that it would design and build its first plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) supercar. This car would be designed to exceed the performance of its other models and maximize fuel efficiency — a revolutionary move. Well, the promise of the Porsche 918 Spyder is now being realized, and the keys can be — temporarily — yours.

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Sustainable America’s Inaugural Gala

Sustainable America Inaugural Gala, June 26, 2014

Anyone who has ever worked at a start-up organization or owned a business knows that getting started is difficult. In Sustainable America’s two short years of existence, we’ve worked hard to overcome major hurdles in order to cement our model for making an impact on sustainability. To celebrate our first two years, acknowledge the help we’ve received, and propel our growth into the future, we’re excited to bring together our friends and supporters for an Inaugural Gala on June 26.

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By the Numbers

Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.


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