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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

Water Wars: EPA Rule Front and Center

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 21, 2015 8:23:32 AM

EPA’s Waters of the United States rule on the regulation of water pollution is creating polarity—and some unlikely allies.

For decades, farmers, businesses, developers, environmental groups, and elected officials have been confused by the scope of federal jurisdiction over the types of water bodies protected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act, which ensures the safety of drinking water.   To clarify its authority over water pollution control, the EPA proposed a controversial and widely criticized rule last year that would prevent the pollution of streams, tributaries, and wetlands that feed water sources.

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Musk’s Latest ‘First Principles’ Breakthrough

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 13, 2015 4:28:00 PM

By reducing problems to their most fundamental elements, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity founder Elon Musk is able to create revolutionary solutions.

Elon Musk thinks differently than most people do. Rather than applying logic to issues derived from and compounded upon existing reasoning, Musk reduces issues to their essential core, and then develops new intelligence based on the fundamentals of pure reason.

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Climate Alert: Global CO2 Exceeds Critical 400PPM Level

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 7, 2015 8:23:23 AM

Concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches dangerous record quantity.

FOR YEARS, CLIMATE SCIENTISTS have warned us that if the concentration of carbon dioxide, a harmful heat-trapping greenhouse gas, exceeds 400 parts per million (PPM) for a sustained period of time, we will likely face a vicious cycle of deteriorating climatic conditions leading to even more extreme global temperatures, greater weather instability, rising sea levels and other nature-based calamities.

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Resilient Housing and Survivability

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 30, 2015 7:55:00 AM

Recent world events are bringing greater awareness to the need for resilient housing.

The devastation from the recent earthquake in Nepal extends far beyond the region’s boundaries—the geological event has shaken the very core of the global community. In its aftermath, this disaster—one in a string of increasingly frequent nature-based tragedies—has brought to light how essential resiliency is to survivability, and how vulnerable and fundamentally unprepared we are for nature’s seemingly endless calamities.

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Biophilic or Dystopic: The Future in our Hands

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 22, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Will we choose to live in harmony with nature or separated from it?

Last weekend, I watched two movies. The first one, set in in the 1920s, was about a female immigrant who came to New York City to build a new life. Instead of finding streets paved with gold, she encountered heartbreak and deception everywhere. The movie was grim and grimy, depicting the hardships of the era. As I watched, I remember thinking how grateful I am to be alive today, with all of our amenities, technological innovations and medical advancements.

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