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June 2013

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Published on June 27, 2013 Written by Jodi Smits Anderson Posted in Advocacy and policy

As USGBC New York Upstate Chapter Executive Director Tracie Hall says of USGBC’s Upper Northeast region in her video message (see below), “We like to call ourselves, ‘seven states, but one sustainable state of mind,’” Our region, which includes  Maine,...

Published on June 25, 2013 Written by Caroline McNally Posted in Advocacy and policy

A statement issued April 13 announced a renewed collaborative effort and call to action against climate change between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. Both nations have agreed to combine strategies, efforts and resources in order to address the large-scale issue of global climate change, which has...

Published on June 24, 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy

Eighteen inches of rain in 18 hours.

The wettest year in 140 years.

Three years' worth of rain in one week.

Four major wildfires in four years.

The snippets above come from local leaders from different parts of the country. Like other local officials, each has had to deal...

Published on June 21, 2013 Written by Vincent Pieri Posted in Advocacy and policy

The Florida-Caribbean Regional Committee (FCRC) was formed in 2005 to bring together eight USGBC chapters rich in cultural, socioeconomic and bioregional diversity, perspectives, market demographics and community needs. The region includes seven USGBC chapters in Florida and the U.S. Caribbean Chapter, covering the U.S. territories of Puerto...

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