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Matt S. Petersen
President and CEO, Global Green USA

CSU Chico

Political Science (1990)

  • Goals of Global Green USA include eliminating weapons of mass destruction, fighting climate change, promoting green building and renewable energy, and ensuring access to clean water for all of humanity.
  • In the aftermath of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, created the Global Green "Healthy Homes and Smart Neighborhoods" initiative.
  • Appeared on the TODAY Show, CBS Morning Show, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CNN, and numerous other news programs; featured in Outside Magazine, Architectural Record and other publications.
  • Created two annual environmental awards programs—often presented with Mikhail Gorbachev—the Millennium Awards, held in Los Angeles, and the Designing a Sustainable and Secure World Awards, held in New York City.

Notable CSU Alumni in nonprofit