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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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China is Taking Climate Change Seriously.  Is the U.S.?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 24, 2016 9:26:31 AM

In its recently unveiled 13th Five-Year Plan, China has set aggressive targets to solve its pressing environmental problems, including air pollution, water conservation, responsible urban growth, clean transportation, and renewables.  It’s a pleasant surprise that China is taking climate change so seriously.  Can the U.S. keep up?

Marco Rubio was dead wrong.  I suppose that blasting him for things he said while on the campaign trail is futile at this point, but I can’t help but vigorously refute a statement that he made in the last Republican debate—that the U.S. shouldn’t engage in any meaningful climate action because the planet is constantly changing (which is true), that China and India are ruining the environment (also true), and that, since everyone else is polluting and acting irresponsibly, anything we do is pointless because we’re all going to hell in a handbasket (unequivocally not true).

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A New Approach to Saving Water

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 17, 2016 9:53:16 AM

World Water Day is coming up on March 22.  The international day of observance is meant to bring light to water issues, which is nice in theory, but given the growing threat of droughts, floods, crumbling and toxic infrastructure, and rising sea levels, is water really receiving the attention it justifiably deserves?

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development created World Water Day in 1992 in an effort to set aside one day each year during which we recognize water quality and quantity issues. 

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Climate Change and Politics

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 10, 2016 11:48:20 AM

During the recent Presidential debate, Floridian Mayors demanded answers about rising sea levels.  The candidates’ responses were passionate, but has climate change really received the attention it deserves?

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HOPEFUL Martin O’Malley made sure that climate change was front and center in every debate he participated in, hitting the audience with point after poignant point about the urgency of the issue. Since his departure from the race, the topic has been marginalized, relegated to a few comments here and there by Sanders and Clinton about clean energy and climate action, and ignored completely by Republican candidates (in fact, frontrunner Trump has disavowed climate change completely, calling it a hoax.)

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Warren Buffet’s Clinical View of Renewable Energy

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 3, 2016 9:20:35 AM

Warren Buffet has been slammed by the media lately for waging an outrageous war on solar. But a recent shareholder letter reveals that his perspective on renewables is purely clinical and unflinchingly focused on the bottom line.

Warren Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been the focus of an embroiled battle against solar in Nevada. One of its portfolio holdings, NV Energy, has been accused of colluding with the Public Utility Commission and Governor Sandoval to terminate net metering, effectively killing the residential solar rooftop industry in the State.

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The Rising Tide: Sea Levels Rising at Alarming Rate

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Feb 25, 2016 9:06:18 AM

A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences shows that sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 3,000 years due to man-made global warming. What does that mean for our future?

IN A STUDY released last week by the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from across the globe collaborated to measure geological sea-level indicators from marshes, coral atolls, and archaeological sites around the world.

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