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Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Rhiannon Jacobsen Posted in Community

Each year, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gathers for a summit where hundreds of purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions share best practices...

Published on 23 Apr 2018 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Community

Earth that gives us all this food,
Sun that makes it ripe and good.
Dearest Earth and dearest Sun,
we will not forget what you have done.

—Anonymous

As spring brings blossoms and ever-present bird song to...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Abigail Sirevaag Posted in Community

Green buildings can take many forms, as demonstrated by the projects featured in the 2018 Green Building Showcase hosted by...

Published on 20 Apr 2018 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Community

Feature image: The LEED-certified Bow Creek Recreation Center.

The USGBC Virginia community is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the Commonwealth...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

Registration is now open for GreenerBuilder 2018, taking place August 1 at University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Conference Center. Purchase...

Published on 18 Apr 2018 Written by Breana Johnson Posted in Community

IMPACT 2018 shows us “The New Way Forward,” as USGBC communities in the West North Central region recognize the way to move toward a sustainable and equitable future is by challenging the status quo.

This year’s...

Published on 16 Apr 2018 Written by Lisa McNabola Posted in Community

Seventhwave, as a nonprofit focused on advancing energy efficiency, lives its mission through research, consulting, program...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Angelica Rockquemore Posted in Community

With a mission statement about "learners of today...leaders of tomorrow," Pālolo Elementary School is committed to instilling a visionary mindset and attitude in its students. For a recent Green Apple Day of Service project, the school boldly...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Tamara Jercha Posted in Community

In November 2017, the North West branch of USGBC Indiana hosted an open house for K–12 teachers at the site of Recycled Granite...

Published on 13 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Community

Hundreds of green building professionals from around the Midwest will gather this month in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for the annual IMPACT conference and expo.

Now in its seventh year, IMPACT is where you can learn about best practices...

Published on 12 Apr 2018 Written by Jennifer Wellman-... Posted in Community

Keep up to date on local green building and sustainability news and events by reaching out to the USGBC community in your area.

Find the U.S. region in which you live in our chart below, locate your own state or local community, visit its website and sign up for emails to learn more about...

Published on 06 Apr 2018 Written by Jonathan Brown Posted in Community

The Augusta branch of USGBC Georgia recently had the opportunity to learn about adaptive reuse of existing buildings in their area, when they toured two historic textile mills: one abandoned and one recently repurposed. The...

Published on 30 Mar 2018 Written by Julie Peterson Posted in Community

Feature image photo credit: Climate + Energy Project.

On March 15, USGBC Central Plains participated in an environmental education and advocacy day, titled “WEALTH Day,” at the...

Published on 28 Mar 2018 Written by Charles Woodruff Posted in Community

USGBC communities in the Mountain West region celebrate the best of green building and sustainable market transformation through the annual Leadership Awards, recognizing leadership in buildings, technology, partners and individuals at the local and regional levels. Help us celebrate the...

Published on 27 Mar 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Community

In 2018, USGBC+ is moving to a four-issue format. The first issue is dedicated to stories of cities and communities raising the bar for sustainable development. Multinational corporations, municipalities, regional developers, policymakers and...

Published on 27 Mar 2018 Written by Mark Bryan Posted in Community

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be updating the Energy Star Commercial Buildings methodology and Portfolio Manager Data. We’ve been following these upcoming...

Published on 23 Mar 2018 Written by Patti Mason Posted in Community

USGBC Colorado is proud to announce the members of its 2018 Market Leadership Advisory Board. This group of strategic influencers works with the USGBC market transformation and development team to implement advocacy and education...

Published on 23 Mar 2018 Written by Madison Sundlof Posted in Community

With a room full of creative industry experts and Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) leadership, USGBC Minnesota facilitated an ADVANCE workshop to support JAUM...

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