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October 2011

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Published on October 31, 2011 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Oct. 26, USGBC participated in a salon on green jobs and economic growth, hosted by Planet Forward. The high-level discussion included U.S. government representatives from several agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Labor,...

Published on October 26, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSCDR) continues deliberation on how to provide long term reduction to the national debt, nine Senators, led by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), urged the select committee to adopt a litany of cost saving measures that would make the federal government more effective and reduce federal tax...

Published on October 25, 2011 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

The hustle and bustle of Greenbuild 2011 is now behind us, and we've all returned to our respective homes and jobs to continue "troublemaking."

And one area where we need to continue to stir the pot is green jobs. On the Tuesday of Greenbuild, we convened a...

Published on October 25, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

In a continued demonstration of leadership by the City of Charlotte, Mayor Anthony Foxx has signed a proclamation declaring this week as Environmental Sustainability Week in Charlotte. This recent act joins the extensive list of accomplishments by the City and Mecklenburg County to promote sustainability. The...

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