Cecilia Shutters

When was the last time you talked to your Senator? Does he or she know green buildings are important to you? 

Join green building advocates from across the country as we band together to let our elected officials know #LEEDworks! 

The #LEEDworks campaign kicks off Monday, Aug. 26, and runs through Friday, Aug. 30. 

You can participate in three ways: 

   1. Insert your state senator's twitter handle (you can find his or her handle here) and tweet one or all of these general tweets:

         Dear @(relevant senator) the #LEED Gold Treasury Building saves $3.5 M/yr alone, #LEEDworks!

         Dear @(relevant senator) please support better buildings: #LEEDworks!

         Dear @(relevant senator) we love our #LEED building, don’t you? #LEEDworks!

         Dear @(relevant senator) (insert why you think LEED is important) #LEEDworks 

  2. Use this list of state-specific tweets, and give your senator some state-specific data and links. 

  3. Invite all of your friends, family, co-workers and members of other networks to participate too! You can send them the instructions on how to participate using this link.  

It’s important that senators receive this message now, as they will be considering important energy efficiency legislation when they return to Washington in September. They should know before they vote where their constituency stands: in favor of green buildings and the federal government’s successful use of LEED.

So you already tweeted at your senators and told them #LEEDworks? Thanks for doing that! Here are other ways you can help: 

  • Post a picture of your LEED building on Facebook, with the #LEEDworks hashtag and a stat about its energy efficiency, water use reduction, etc.
  • Instagram a picture of your LEED building, and tag it with #LEEDworks
  • Attend a town hall meeting that your senator hosts while he or she is in town and live tweet using the #LEEDworks hashtag 
  • Make sure to follow @USGBC on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news.

We appreciate any way you choose to show your support during this campaign. Every tweet counts toward the message that green building should be a priority, from City Hall to the U.S. Capitol. 

Because we know #LEEDworks!