Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, Global Green USA
Matt Petersen is President and CEO of Global Green USA. He serves on the council of Green Cross International and was the chair of its energy and resource efficiency program. Petersen is the force behind Global Green's work in such areas as water and energy, green power, climate change and nuclear weapons. After the Gulf Coast hurricanes, Petersen mobilized resources to create the Healthy Homes and Smart Neighborhoods initiative, which resulted in the New Orleans Sustainable Design Competition; to expand the NOLA Green Schools Initiative, funded by the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund; and to work with Habitat for Humanity throughout the Gulf Coast on energy-efficient housing. In 2008 Petersen was honored as the Hillary Institute′s inaugural Hillary Senior Fellow. He is a member of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation board, the Pacific Council on International Policy board, the Environmental Media Association Advisory Board and the Automotive X Prize Advisory Board.