Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established in response to the global-warming crisis by architect Edward Mazria. Because "buildings are the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases", Mazria is calling on everyone in the field of design and architecture pledge to change to sustainable design. Architecture 2030's research page is sobering:
"Think you're making a difference? Think again: There are 151 new conventional coal fired power plants in various stages of development in the US today. Home Depot is funding the planting of 300,000 trees in cities across the US to help absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions... The CO2 emissions from only one medium-sized (500 MW) coal-fired power plant, in just 10 days of operation, will negate this entire effort."