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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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Flint Water Crisis Exposes Water Quality Concerns

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Feb 11, 2016 8:16:27 AM

The Flint water crisis exposes major deficiencies in our national water infrastructure and the safety of our water.

When most people think about water problems in the U.S., the first thing that comes to mind is water scarcity. But the Flint water crisis has brought to light another pressing issue: water quality.

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The Flint Water Saga Continues

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Feb 4, 2016 11:51:31 AM

Lessons learned from the Flint water crisis; and as if the city wasn’t hit hard enough by toxic water, now it’s awash in plastic.

The Flint water crisis has uncovered the most ignoble aspects of human decision making and a complete indifference to an already marginalized community.

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Solar Update: Did Nevada’s Governor Steal the Sunshine?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jan 28, 2016 10:34:14 AM

Nevada’s Public Utility Commission decisively put the kibosh on solar by capping net metering, imposing higher fees, and reducing credits for solar-powered homes and businesses.

The Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC), in conjunction with Governor Brian Sandoval and the State Legislature, approved new rules last month that cap net metering credits and impose monthly fees on solar rooftop systems, dramatically reducing the financial benefit of solar and negatively affecting approximately 18,000 existing solar customers.

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CES 2016: A Sea of Innovation

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jan 7, 2016 12:16:55 PM

I’m writing live from CES 2016 in Vegas, where boundless imagination delights the senses at every turn and where human imagination seems infinite. This year, IoT is manifest everywhere in the form of connected devices, wearables, appliances, vehicles, smart home platforms, drones, robots, cloud computing technologies, virtual reality, streaming TV systems, 3-D printing, and apps galore.

The advancements in technology from last year’s show are substantial relative to intelligence, automation, and proactive functionality —IoT 2.0 is here. Smart technology that enables people to remotely control their homes in ways that enhance convenience, increase security, optimize resource efficiency, and decrease costs is becoming ubiquitous.

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2015 in Review: A Breakout Year for Climate Action

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Dec 31, 2015 9:40:29 AM

2015 was a pivotal year for the environment, with a broad spectrum of sustainability successes and climate action pledges. The movement (and the planet) received boosts on all fronts from corporate executives, religious leaders, and elected officials.

For those of us working to enhance awareness of and commitments to sustainability, this year offered much desired gratification and hard fought vindication. Our work is far from complete, but the events of 2015 have certainly strengthened the foundation for an abundant, sustainable future.

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