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Sara Gutterman

Sara is the Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder Media. An experienced entrepreneur, investor, and sustainability consultant, Sara specializes in developing companies that are simultaneously sustainable and profitable. Sara is a former venture capitalist and has participated in a portion of the life cycle (from funding to exit) of over 20 companies. Sara graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and finance from the University of Colorado.

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Recent Posts

Climate Update: In Accord?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 18, 2014 6:57:33 AM

After two weeks of somewhat frustrating and sometimes heated negotiation, delegates representing 196 countries at the COP20 meetings in Lima reached a climate change agreement on Sunday that, if enacted, would commit every nation across the globe to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Update: Are We Making Progress?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 11, 2014 2:36:39 PM

There has been surprisingly scant news this week about the COP20 climate meetings that are taking place in Lima, but the fragments of intelligence passed along to me by colleagues in attendance indicate that hopes remain high that negotiators are making progress towards a global climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Summit: Ready for Change?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 4, 2014 12:26:27 PM

It’s a big week for the climate.  Leaders from around the world are meeting in Lima, Peru for the COP20, this year’s United Nations climate summit.  While the meeting in and of itself isn’t groundbreaking—the UN has been hosting similar annual summits since 1992 with the goal of forging a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, this is the first year that the two largest emitters, the United States and China, are showing up with domestic emission reductions commitments in place.

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Heartfelt Gratitude

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 26, 2014 12:00:08 PM

2015 marks Green Builder® Media’s 10 year anniversary. So much has changed in the past decade. The green building market, and Green Builder Media along with it, has evolved from niche and fringe to mainstream and intelligent. As individuals, corporations, and governments around the world have awakened to our pressing environmental realities, sustainability has become recognized as the most cost-efficient, durable, and efficient design and building strategy.

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Spotted Owls and Pipelines: Our Obligation to the Natural Environment

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 20, 2014 3:48:00 PM

Over the course of our nation’s history, there have been many issues that have sparked political and emotional division in the way that we see our relationship with nature.

Protection of the northern spotted owl is an example of one such issue. In the 1980’s, efforts to list the northern spotted owl as a threatened species fueled a heated conflict between conservationists and the timber industry over the logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest.

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