Project Haiti Takes Center Stage at Greenbuild 2011
This is a cross-posted entry from the blog at hoklife.com.
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HOK is the USGBC's official design partner for Project Haiti, a pro bono effort to build a LEED-certified orphanage and children's center in Port au Prince. Sustainable Design Director Mary Ann Lazarus and a team from HOK recently returned from Toronto, where they shared the Project Haiti story at Greenbuild 2011. Read on for Mary Ann's guest post and an amazing video from the USGBC:
Imagine it: 15,000 people in the Air Canada Hockey arena, lights flashing, music playing, Jumbotrons running. Cue USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi for the introduction of the new Project Haiti video. The video features the recent site visit by the USGBC and HOK team members and meeting with the terrific clients, Gina and Lucien Duncan from the children's center.
I was quite overwhelmed to be projected at mega-scale to this crowd of great green leaders from across the globe and humbled by everyone's positive reaction. The video's goal is to communicate the tremendous opportunity to support the children's center effort as well as share the inspiration that the project provides to all involved. And it does just that!
Check it out – it's well worth the five minutes of your time. And think about supporting Project Haiti as well. Pass it on.