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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

The Air We Breathe: Addressing Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 9, 2015 11:33:00 AM

As staggering as the facts are about outdoor air pollution, most of our exposure to pollutants may actually come from poor indoor air quality.

 Mariposa Meadows Summer Air

One of my favorite things about living at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies is the fresh, crisp air. It’s particularly aromatic after a rainstorm, and it’s so clear in the evenings that, on a cloudless night, I feel like I can see the entire universe.

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Green Builder Media Applauds Eco-Leaders

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 2, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Every year Green Builder Media releases the Eco Leaders issue of Green Builder magazine, highlighting a handful of companies that are doing great green things in the world, paving the way to a sustainable future with innovative products and forward-thinking ideas.

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Pope Francis and Climate Change: Hyperbole, Hysteria, or Hope?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jun 18, 2015 9:55:00 AM

The climate may have just found its most effective advocate in the Pope. Will climate deniers succeed in diminishing his message, or will his unflinching stance inspire swift and unified global action?

Pope Francis has rocked the world with a sweeping 184-page encyclical (teaching letter) officially released today that wages war on climate change. His message is brave and direct: climate change has been caused primarily by human activity; humans have been irresponsible stewards of the planet; citizens of developed nations must change their lifestyles in order to eliminate an abhorrent “culture of waste”; and every one of us must step immediately for an all-inclusive crusade to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century.

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Water Paean: Abundance at Mariposa Meadows

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jun 4, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Water’s life-giving force is nowhere more obvious than at our very own Mariposa Meadows.

THE SWOLLEN RIVERS are a telltale sign that spring has come to the Colorado Rockies. As the cold chill of winter reluctantly loosens its grip on the high country, milder weather moves in, resurrecting the landscape’s vitality that had been dormant during the darker months.

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Solar On and Under Fire

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 28, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Solar is soaring, but some are stopping at no end to stall its success.

Solar is on fire. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Report, solar and wind represented 100% of the nation’s new generating capacity in April. The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that, among the U.S. renewable portfolio, solar is growing the fastest, primarily because of the cost benefit—the price of solar photovoltaics (PV) has plummeted 99% over the last four decades, from $74/watt in 1972 to less than $.07/watt in 2014.

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