Local leaders build sustainable communities [USGBC+ September/October 2017] | U.S. Green Building Council
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Read the latest issue of USGBC+ and then take the quiz for CE credit.

The September/October 2017 issue of USGBC+ shares projects and practices through which the green building movement engages new audiences and empowers advocates to build stronger local economies that support sustainability.

Take a look at four of our top stories from the issue:

10-minute read

Retraining blue-collar American workers for green energy jobs: In coal country and elsewhere across the U.S., workers are learning necessary skills for emerging jobs in solar and wind, ushering in new opportunities to diversify local economies.

5-minute read

Raptors find respite on former brownfield in Arizona: Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Center advances wildlife conservation, rehabilitation and education efforts by leveraging its LEED Platinum headquarters.

Project spotlight

Big River Steel bucks tradition by embracing sustainable design: The world’s first LEED-certified steel production mill brought 500 full-time, high-paying jobs to eastern Arkansas.

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The lifeblood of our state’s economy is connected in so many ways to the health of our natural environment.”: U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy shares how local and state leadership can make a difference in the ways communities experience sustainability, pointing to his own home of Burlington, Vermont, as a prime example.

To receive 1 hour of GBCI CE credit, read the magazine online and then take the quiz in Education @USGBC. Learn more.

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