Jackie Henke shares her thoughts on innovating for sustainability.

In this episode of Changemakers, USGBC talks with Jackie Henke, Sustainability and Innovations Director of TD Bank and a LEED Fellow. A veteran volunteer, Henke has contributed her time and talents to USGBC for 12 consecutive years. In addition to being a LEED Fellow, she serves on the USGBC Program Working Group.

In her career, Henke has amassed extensive experience in sustainability, innovation, real estate and business. Prior to joining TD Bank, she was a senior project manager for Harvard University’s Allston Development Group, where she was charged with making “the greenest campus ever.” Henke was also a Vice President at Colliers International and Project Engineer at Turner Construction.

In the interview, Henke shares her journey as a changemaker, what it took to become a LEED Fellow, how TD Bank has has grown its real estate portfolio while shrinking overall emissions, the importance of collaboration and social media in the green building movement and much more.

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Takeaways for changemakers

Learning something new is great, but it’s even better when you can do something concrete with it. We have introduced a new segment into our Changemakers podcast, called “The Takeaway,” that distills key points and provides ways to take action.

Things you can do right now:

  • Just getting started in your sustainability career? Take it to the next level with a LEED credential. If you’re a seasoned pro, find out what it takes to become a LEED Fellow.
  • Want to help build a better future? Check out all the different ways to get involved with USGBC at a local, regional, national, and international level.
  • Join us in Boston for the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Renowned speakers such as President Bill Clinton and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will take the stage, and you’ll have access to engaging sessions and invaluable networking opportunities.

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