U.S. and Netherlands Team Up on Sustainable Development

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will collaborate with the Kingdom of the Netherlands to create more disaster prevention strategies and green developments in flooding-prone parts of both countries. Earlier this month, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and the Netherlands’ Minster of Infrastructure and the Environment Mealnie Schults van Haegen signed an agreement that declared the two countries would work more closely together on issues related to disaster mitigation, sustainable and integrated planning, and water management infrastructure.

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Global Green USA Plans Post-Sandy Rebuild

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Global Green USA, the Santa Monica-based American affiliate of Green Cross International that has influenced more than $20 billion in green building projects, is planning its next endeavor: to help the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy rebuild green.

The organization’s president and CEO Matt Petersen announced the new project on Dec. 3 at the 13th annual Sustainable Design Awards in New York. The plan includes three initiatives: Solar for Sandy, Search for Citizen Sandy, and Greening Schools and Neighborhoods.

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