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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

Good News for the Environment—China and Shell Make Major Announcements

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Oct 1, 2015 12:20:00 PM

It has been a good week for the environment—China will implement a landmark national cap-and-trade program, and Shell abandoned its plans to drill in the Arctic.

Climate experts have always said that there are two primary factors that will determine the future health of our planet—China’s continued reliance on coal and other dirty energy sources, and achieving price parity for renewables so that investment in fossil fuel drilling, production, and distribution becomes infeasible and unprofitable. Fortunately, two momentous announcements were made this week that indicate progress on both fronts.

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Hope and Scandal: This Week in Climate News

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 24, 2015 9:26:00 AM

Progress and setbacks for climate action are coming from the most unexpected places.

Pope Francis continues to inspire the world with his infectious love for life. His unadulterated joy and authentic humility transcends the common human experience, arguably making him the most galvanizing spiritual leader since Gandhi.

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Smart Cities Hold the Key

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 17, 2015 8:24:33 AM

Intelligent, connected, adaptable cities offer solutions for a growing and shifting population.

While there are always a litany of disquieting world events happening at any given time, I find myself particularly troubled by two recent headlines: the uncontrolled wildfires raging throughout California and the refugee crisis in Europe. While both of these tragic situations are devastating in and of themselves, I’m deeply distraught by the striking reality that furious fires and mass refugee migrations are going to become common occurrences in our future.

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Green Builder Media: To the Digital Age and Beyond!

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 10, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Green Builder Media Breaks Ground Yet Again

Green Builder Media is proof positive that time does fly when you’re having fun. We founded the company over ten years ago to affect positive change in the world, and we haven’t for a moment taken our eye off our goal of manifesting authentic leadership.

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The Future of Transportation: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 3, 2015 10:10:04 AM

Smart, self-driving, clean vehicles are redefining mobility.

I have just spent the past few days in the Motor City. Downtown Detroit’s long-gone glory days still faintly reverberate from the crumbling brick Avant-Garde buildings, built in a distant glamorous age, but the city is only a shadow of its former prosperous self. Nonetheless, there are pockets of revival—a trendy restaurant here, a group of eager young professionals enjoying a night on the town there, and pride for the blighted city everywhere.

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