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An “Above and Beyond Volunteer” paves the way for change in Texas

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We're excited to introduce one of our most recent Above and Beyond Volunteers, Jeffrey Florey.

Above and Beyond Volunteers are volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. 

Jeffrey is a tireless advocate for sustainability and constantly uses his platforms to defend the USGBC brand from an increasing number of attacks. Jeffrey also wears more than one hat at USGBC North Texas. He is a leader in the chapter’s advocacy and green schools work, in addition to being active with the Emerging Professionals group. He is a great example of the new millennial and an overall rockstar. 

Some outstanding accomplishments from the last year are: 

  • Coordinating the chapter’s most successful fundraiser
  • Helped grow the Emerging Professionals Committee to a team of seven
  • Recruited over 60 new chapter members

As the Advocacy Chair for the Emerging Professionals Committee, Jeffrey works hard to keep young professionals informed about relevant political and advocacy issues. He is constantly encouraging this demographic to be civically engaged in order to advance the green building industry.

Additionally, his work to promote green schools in North Texas is particularly notable. He has dedicated a huge amount of time to visiting universities and building chapter relationships with higher education institutions. He also led the chapter in the 2013 National Green Ribbon Schools Award campaign. The chapter received an incredible response that shaped its green schools strategy for 2014.

Thanks to Jeffrey’s efforts, the chapter now has a revitalized relationship with the North Central Texas Central Council of Governments and Clean Air Coalition – culminating with their participation in three Green Apple Day of Service projects in 2013. This year, the chapter is looking forward to taking advantage of Jeffrey’s relationships with two neighboring cities, Grapevine and Bedford, to increase its community service impact on Earth Day.

Jeffrey is currently searching for a new position within the sustainability field. If any of you are looking to add a rockstar, he would love to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Do you know a phenomenal volunteer that deserves recognition? Nominate an Above and Beyond Volunteer today.

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Kimberly Lewis

Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events

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Director, Technical Policy, U.S. Green Building Council
Thanks, Kimberly, for giving much-deserved kudos to our main man, Jeffrey. Jeffrey, thank you for all you do for green building and for USGBC!
Chair, Emerging Professionals National Committee & Director of Marketing & Communications, USGBC - North Texas Chapter
You can also follow more of Jeffrey's local efforts through the North Texas Emerging Professionals here:
Assistant Project Manager, Ridgemont Commercial Construction
That's my boy, Blue!
Chair, Emerging Professionals National Committee & Director of Marketing & Communications, USGBC - North Texas Chapter
Great article! Thank you for all the work that you do in North Texas, Jeffrey! I can't wait to see what you accomplish on the Emerging Professionals National Committee.
Emerging Professionals Community Developer, U.S. Green Building Council
Hell yeah -- great to see you in lights, Jeffrey! Sweet shades, btw.

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