Welcome to this month's insights from Mahesh.
"It is hard to believe we are already in June and summer is here! As the year progresses, I remain energized by the positive momentum our members and larger community are generating. Over the past few weeks, I've visited with members, stakeholders and city and state government leaders in both China and in states across the U.S. Mountain and South Atlantic regions.
I want to thank each and every one of you for being 'all in' as we strive to leave behind a better, greener world. Your membership dues fund all of the initiatives that USGBC participates in, and I want to thank you from from the bottom of my heart for continuing to support us and working to raise the living standard of people around the world. I hope that you will continue to support and sponsor us and help engage others in the community.
I can't wait to share all the progress we're making, in November when we gather together at Greenbuild Atlanta." —Mahesh
What Mahesh is reading
Introduction: Leading the social enterprise—Reinvent with a human focus by Deloitte Insights
Intensifying economic, social and political issues are challenging organizations to reinvent themselves as social enterprises, engaging with stakeholders and cultivating performance in a human way. View the article.
U.S. Green Building Council Receives $500,000 Grant From Bank of America for LEED for Cities and Communities Program by Marisa Long
15 U.S. cities and communities receive assistance for sustainability and climate action efforts. View the press release.
New GSA report finds LEED matches federal goals by Elizabeth Beardsley
A new GSA review of green building certification systems finds LEED the most closely aligned with federal goals. View the article.
Vote for the USGBC Board of Directors slate for 2019 by Mike McNally
Every election matters—cast your vote for organizational strategy and innovation at USGBC. View the article.
Hawks' home recognized for its environmental impact by Tim Tucker
State Farm Arena, the renovated and renamed home of the Hawks and numerous other events, recently received LEED Gold certification from USGBC. Read the article.
In case you missed it
On the move
USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam met with Geoff Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.