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In Community 01.22.2016

USGBC Georgia: A rocking presence at Greenbuild

USGBC Georgia was well represented at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, DC, this past fall. We even made it on stage at the Greenbuild Celebration, as our own Ashish Bagle introduced the band, Fitz and the Tantrums. Ashish has been volunteering with the Emerging Professionals and the ADVANCE program. He gave us a great shout-out for where we are headed with USGBC Georgia. Fitz and the Tantrums rocked the Newseum with songs from their 2013 full-length release on...

In Community 01.20.2016

Volunteer with USGBC Wisconsin

Have you ever thought about volunteering? Our volunteers help define the image of USGBC Wisconsin and determine the effectiveness with which we carry out our mission, programs and activities. They offer the crucial leadership, knowledge and expertise necessary to help our local efforts thrive. USGBC volunteers come from all walks of life and have many different backgrounds. The one thing they all share is a commitment to the idea that where we live, learn and labor matters, and how we design,...

In Community 01.19.2016

USGBC Alabama: Upcoming education and networking events

January is always a good time to freshen up your professional goals, rejuvenate your contact list and generally look to the future. As we begin 2016 at USGBC Alabama, we are excited to be part of the larger network of Integrated USGBC communities providing more opportunities for you to get involved. Each of our four Alabama branches are offering education and networking events in the next few weeks to help get you on track: January 21: Join USGBC Alabama’s North Branch and the...

In Community 01.14.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Manufacturing tour of Die-Tech facility

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to host a manufacturing tour of Die-Tech, Inc. in February. This tour will highlight the ways in which Die-Tech has made its business and production line greener over the past decade, as well as give a behind-the-scenes look at its electric regulation and cooling system, geothermal system and wildlife preservation area. This event is open to USGBC Central Pennsylvania members and guests alike, and will be of special interest to those interested in the...

In Community 01.21.2016

USGBC Arizona: Sonoran Branch ADVANCE event

The Sonoran Branch of USGBC Arizona will hold its first ADVANCE Project Forum for 2016 on Friday, January 29. At this meeting, Peter Dobrovolny will be the featured speaker. Attendees will also learn about new USGBC resources, including low-cost, green building strategies, under the USGBC National ADVANCE initiative. This event is free and open to all USGBC members, USGBC Arizona members and the general public. When: Friday, January 29, 12:00–1:30 p.m.  Where: Copper Room (...

In Community 01.20.2016

Tips for living green, part 3: Transportation

There are so many ways that your actions, both large and small, can help make your community and the world at large a healthier place. In this series, we’ll touch on a few ways you can make changes to “live green.”   One of the big ways to make a difference in fighting global warming is to reduce our use of fossil fuels by driving less or by taking alternate transportation. If you live in an urban area, you have a lot of options:  Ride the train. Traveling by...

In Community 01.15.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Alex Wilson to keynote GreenCon 2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Alex Wilson, Founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and President of the Resilient Design Institute, will be the keynote speaker at GreenCon 2016 on March 17 at Dickinson College: For more than 30 years, Alex Wilson has been a trusted voice on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible design and construction. He founded BuildingGreen in 1985 and launched Environmental Building News (EBN) in 1992, as the first...

In Community 01.13.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Public meeting on infastructure plan for York

USGBC Central Pennsylvania members, as well as the public, are invited to attend a meeting to learn about and provide input on a planning project for green infrastructure in the City of York. When: Thursday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. Where: Buchart Horn, First Floor Atrium, 445 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401 This will be the first in a series of three public meetings as part of the planning process for the City of York. It will examine: The extension of the...

In Community 01.21.2016

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: Mentor a YouthBuild student

USGBC Central Pennsylvania is a proud partner of YouthBuild, which is operated by the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg. We are pleased to put forth a mentoring opportunity to our members, and we hope to continue the streak of providing USGBC members as mentors for every YouthBuild Harrisburg cohort. The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is seeking members of the community to serve as mentors for 15 young men and woman, ages 18–24, in its YouthBuild Program. YouthBuild’s goal is to...

In Community 01.19.2016

Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., gets a green makeover

Students, teachers, staff and volunteers came together on a chilly December morning at the M.V. Leckie Elementary School in Washington, D.C., for a community building project. USGBC's Center for Green Schools arranged for Suite Plants to donate eight of their LiveFence living green walls to Leckie Elementary School, and volunteers constructed custom rolling wooden planter boxes for the green walls. The Suite Plants ivy plant walls had been used a few weeks earlier as decoration in an education...

In Community 01.15.2016

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper roundup

In 2015, we offered a bunch of free USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Pick your favorite designs and download these images for all your devices:  October 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet  July 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   April 2015: 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet   ...

In Community 01.13.2016

Operating Green: National Capital Region emerging professionals co-chairs

Operating Green is an interview series with some of the top leaders in sustainability in the National Capital Region. These interviews give a glimpse into how these top influencers operate successfully in the green space. Each interview is also recorded in a podcast format.  USGBC National Capital Region spoke recently with the co-chairs of its Emerging Professionals (EP) committee. This dynamic duo was honored with USGBC-NCR’s Member of the Year Award in 2015, after successfully...

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