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In Community 04.27.2016

Upcoming events in the USGBC Nevada community

Are you passionate about sustainability? Well, so is the USGBC Nevada community. As part of our Green Rules, Green Schools and Green Tools strategy, we are excited to announce nearly a year's worth of programming! This will help you plan your engagement with USGBC Nevada so that we can make a larger collective impact in our community.  Our Outreach and Member Engagement Committee is the driving force behind engaging our members and the general public...

In Community 04.26.2016

A week with YouthBuild (USGBC Central Pennsylvania)

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is proud of their partnership with YouthBuild of Greater Harrisburg. Twice a year, UGSBC staff, board members and volunteers pull together to host a week of green building education for YouthBuild students.  YouthBuild was formed to create positive energy and break the cycle of poverty in low-income communities by providing opportunities for young people to learn skills and unleash their full potential. YouthBuild focuses on achieving quality of life and...

In Community 04.26.2016

USGBC Nebraska Market Leadership Advisory Board announced

USGBC Nebraska Flatwater entered 2016 in transition, and our chapter leadership has been no exception. After an esteemed and productive tenure, Lily Livingston has stepped down as USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter Chair, but she will remain an active and involved member. We truly appreciate Lily's years of service and thank her for all of her hard work. Andrew McIntyre (Former Vice Chair) will now serve as Chair, with Brian Akert serving Vice Chair. The other members of the USGBC Nebraska...

In Community 04.25.2016

USGBC Nebraska joins the network of integrated communities

In an effort to the better coordinate and align the efforts of our local chapter with our national organization, USGBC Nebraska Flatwater has begun the process of more fully integrating with USGBC. By incorporating the resources and support of the national organization, we hope to better serve our community and our mission of sustainable and healthy communities for all. As the Nebraska Flatwater community progresses in this ongoing integration, we will keep you informed of any developments...

In Community 04.27.2016

USGBC New Mexico students participate in Recyclemania and LEED tours

The USGBC New Mexico Student Chapter will be participating in Recyclemania 2016, hosted by Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). CNM will be collecting two days' worth of trash from three buildings on campus and will ask CNM students to sort the waste and separate recyclable material from municipal waste. Approximately 200 K–12 students and 250 CNM students will participate in the event. Our intention for this activity is to show CNM and visiting K–12 students the amount...

In LEED 04.26.2016

Learn more about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance

Join our free, live webinar for building product manufacturers about LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit compliance. Earlier this year, USGBC opened the call for product manufacturers interested in joining a field trial of guidance connected to Option 3 of the LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit that provides building product manufacturers with a step-by-step process for meeting its requirements. With the success of the first program, we are opening the call for a second...

In Center for Green Schools 04.26.2016

Celebrating collaboration at the heart of Space to Grow

The 2016 Best of Green Schools Awards, presented at the Green Schools Conference and Expo earlier this month, recognize the people, schools, campuses and organizations that create healthy, sustainable and efficient learning environments and inspiring educational experiences. Rochelle Davis, president and CEO of the Healthy Schools Campaign, and Jerry Adelmann, president and CEO of Openlands, spoke about their collective efforts to transform the urban schoolyard through Space to Grow, this year...

In Advocacy and policy 04.25.2016

Senate passes broad energy legislation

This week, the U.S. Senate advanced a comprehensive energy package by a wide bipartisan margin. S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes provisions on efficiency, infrastructure, supply and accountability, was approved by the Senate on an 85-12 vote. Passage of the bill is somewhat miraculous given that the legislation had been sidelined for months because of procedural objections from both the majority and minority parties in the Senate. The bill reflects input...

In Community 04.26.2016

Transforming the classroom (USGBC Minnesota)

In February, USGBC Minnesota visited Billy Koenig and Ed Loiselle’s class at Shakopee High School for a surprise Green Apple opportunity. The students spent class time tapping maples. During the project, they discussed how phenologically, February is early for tapping maples, and what that means, as well as covering species identification. Perhaps this is a typical class for students taking Environmental Ethics and Ecology with Koenig and Loiselle, but it's a not-so-typical learning...

In Advocacy and policy 04.26.2016

COP21 and the role of cities, businesses and people

The signing of the Paris Agreement this past Friday—Earth Day—convened leaders from 160 countries in one of the largest civic celebrations in the world. The agreement, a historic commitment that emerged from the COP21 talks in Paris last December, represents a top-down leadership role that national governments must play. But an equally important development also came out of Paris: a bottom-up approach from cities and companies around the world. COP21 emphasized the...

In Community 04.25.2016

Kentucky wins triple crown of green school awards (USGBC Kentucky)

At the recent Green Schools Conference and Expo, Fayette County Public Schools won the Best of Green Schools 2016 award for School System. This award is the third major recognition in three years by USGBC of leaders in the green school movement in Kentucky. Submitted by Tresine Logsdon, Energy and Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools, the School System award recognized how Fayette County Public Schools have embraced the three-pillar model...

In Center for Green Schools 04.25.2016

Environmental education at the local, national and global level

This article, which discusses Learning Lab as one of several programs to help kids can learn about the environment, was originally published on Education Week on April 18, 2016. Read the original.  In his book The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv writes, "What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology?" Studies have shown that spending time in nature affects...

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