Rhiannon Jacobsen
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Find out how to get involved with your local community this fall.

It’s been a busy summer for USGBC in the South Atlantic and South Central regions! I should know—I’ve seen our local communities across the area in action as I travelled with our President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam on his whirlwind LEED v4.1 Roadshow tour of 10 Southern cities.

From our South Central regional conference, Greenerbuilder Austin, to the A Midsummer Night’s Green awards celebration in Washington, D.C., from local LEED tours to sustainability salons and member socials, our summer has been packed with education and networking opportunities aimed at spreading the word about USGBC’s vision, sharing the potential of LEED v4.1 and building our larger USGBC community.

We're not slowing down as we move into the fall. Last week, our team convened experts and practitioners from the hospitality industry to discuss health, wellness and corporate responsibility at our third annual Sustainable Hospitality Summit in Orlando, Florida. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tennessee, and Baltimore, Maryland, our Women in Green series celebrated women leaders in sustainability and fostered inspiring discussions on building a “Culture of Courage.”

As we enter the final stretch of 2019, here’s what we have on the schedule so far:

Of course, our biggest event of the fall is Greenbuild 2019, Nov. 19–22 in Atlanta, Georgia. Greenbuild is the world’s largest event dedicated to sustainability and the marquee annual meeting place for the international green building community—and it’s happening in our region! We’re thrilled to have former President Barack Obama deliver our Wednesday keynote address. Our USGBC Education and LEED Technical teams have put together a track of sessions designed to get you up to speed on LEED 4.1. For those of you just starting your LEED journey, you can also earn your LEED Green Associate this year at Greenbuild.

We can’t wait to see you in Atlanta for Greenbuild, or at another USGBC local community event this fall. Thank you for your continued support and hard work to bring better buildings and better lives to all our communities.

See the full list of local USGBC events