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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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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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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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