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Advocacy and policy

February 2011

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Published on February 25, 2011 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Advocacy and policy

Since the start of the new year, legislators at all levels of government from across the country have been busy attending and hosting big events to advance green schools. State legislators in the 50 for 50 Green Schools Caucus Initiative have been...

Published on February 22, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Representing one of the first significant acts of the new Republican majority, the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill that would cut federal government programs by over $61 billion. There is no question that with the spiraling federal deficit, Congress does need to cut wasteful, duplicative and outdated programs - but...

Published on February 15, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

There has been a whole lot of negative talk about the prospects for energy, climate or other significant legislation coming out of our newly divided Congress, and that is not the best news for the green building industry. However, this does not imply that green building advocates should pack up and go home – in fact, it means quite the...

Published on February 11, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

Read USGBC Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi's piece on President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative in the The Huffington Post:

In his State of the Union address, President Obama boldly proclaimed that our nation has...

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