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Check out USGBC's guide to advocacy events and education at Greenbuild.

All year, the advocacy and policy staff at USGBC work hard to advance the legislation that can make a greener, more resilient world a reality. From local initiatives to federal policies to international accords, USGBC's national advocacy team and local leaders make their voices heard and get things done.

In 2017, Boston hosts Greenbuild. The state of Massachusetts leads by example, certifying more than 24 million square feet to LEED standards in 2016 alone. At the event, you can find out more about the advocacy work in Massachusetts that helped the state become number one.

It's not just Massachusetts; all around the country, USGBC communities have been achieving victories in sustainability. Here are just a few of their recent achievements around the U.S.:

Education and events at Greenbuild

The advocacy team has curated a list of sessions and events at Greenbuild: the Advocates' Guide to Greenbuild. Learn more about strategies for effective advocacy and policymaking in green building, resiliency and equity. Here is a sampling of the sessions you can attend:

  • Advocacy in Massachusetts: Why, How, What: Wed., November 8, 2–3 p.m. This panel discussion explores why advocating for sustainability and resiliency is important, how you can get involved and what past and current advocacy efforts have been like in Massachusetts.
  • WaterBuild Opening Session: Tues., Nov 7, 9–10 a.m. Learn how various communities are using resilient water management to adapting to a changing climate and how to weave together investment, policy and funding in water infrastructure.
  • Green Codes Breakfast Summit: Wed., Nov 8, 7–9 a.m. Join representatives from the organizations working to scale up green codes, hear updates on upcoming connections in LEED to the IgCC and learn about new tools that help simplify the search for green products.
  • How You Can Be an Effective Advocate: Wed., November 8, 4–6 p.m. This panel discussion focuses on real opportunities to create change, including specific positive measures that support local communities and how to build or augment existing local action groups.
  • Government Connect and Learn: Sustaining Leadership: Thurs., November 9, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. The session will feature a look at progress in federal, state and local public buildings' energy and sustainability achievements.

Download the Advocates' Guide to Greenbuild