Marisa Long

There are easy ways for Greenbuild attendees to show their support for USGBC’s Project Haiti Orphanage & Children’s Center at this year’s conference. Text-to-Give USGBC is excited to offer attendees a convenient way to show their individual support through texting. Simply text REBUILD to 50555 to give $10 to the U.S. Green Building Council. Fine Print: Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms: Privacy Policy. After you make your donation, stop by USGBC @Greenbuild lounges on the second floor of the West Building and lower lobby of the North Building to show your text donation and pick up an “I MADE A DIFFERENCE” ribbon. Visit the Merchandise and USGBC @Greenbuild Lounges All this year’s Greenbuild, adult t-shirts and conference bags were sewn and crafted in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in Phenix2’s factory, which was personally visited by USGBC staff. On average, every employee at this factory provides for eight Haitian family members through their employment. When you visit the Merchandise booth, you can also add a contribution to your purchase, snag a set of coasters made in Haiti, or purchase a Project Haiti bowtie. The bowties, which originated with our Cincinnati Chapter and Dhani Jones' Bowtie Cause, are available for $57 (a nod to Jones’ former number as an NFL player) and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward Project Haiti. Greenbuild 2012 Best Bike Challenge Environmental Building Strategies and Integral Group are proud to present the 2012 Best Bike Challenge @Greenbuild to benefit Project Haiti Orphanage & Children's Center. The 500 Mile Pavilion’s “Best BIKE Challenge,” will draw Greenbuild attendees to generate pedal power on stationery booth bikes – the more power generated throughout the conference, the more money donated to the Project Haiti fund. Swing by booths 5516W and 5518W to participate. Bikes will be available every day of the conference for attendees to challenge their colleagues and friends to see who can generate the most power for Haiti. In addition, on Wednesday night the 500 Mile companies will host an expo hall happy hour (4:30 - 7 pm) with scheduled “bike-a-thons” among the big names in green building. Come grab a drink, cheer on your favorite green building leaders and even jump on the bike yourself to pedal for a cause! For more information on Project Haiti visit