I have been involved with the USGBC at our local chapter level and the last few years at a national level. I started soon after graduating (starting our local Emerging Professionals group), joined our local board, and grew up professionally through the organization. Through my involvement I built a huge network locally and nationally. My involvement has led to professional growth, job opportunities, opportunities for me to share with others, and most importantly strong relationships / friendships. If interested the USGBC allows for you to get involved and use your talents to their potential. The organization itself offers strong programming and is constantly evolving to new trends - from green buildings to green communities to human health to community building to.....
It has been an honor being involved and growing through the USGBC and feels more like a family some times. Many times I meet a recent graduate I encourage them to get involved and emphasize the USGBC's opportunities. I am looking forward to our organizations next steps and Advancement.
I have volunteered with USGBC for over a decade now. Their mission is not a small one, but it is a very worthy one that offers benefits to everyone not just a particular demographic. Their mission is one I believe in and stand proudly for. I have been a dedicated volunteer for this very reason. They get results and have helped to change the world by helping people become more accountable for their actions and their buildings. I have become more responsible since I have been involved in the organization.
I have been an avid volunteer with the USGBC for nearly a decade. Their mission is bold and their impact on our built environment is evident by the prevalence of LEED in the marketplace and high level of awareness across many parts of our society. USGBC staff and volunteers are some of the most driven and passionate people I've ever met and I've made some great friends as a result of my involvement with this amazing nonprofit organization.
USGBC nurtures the space of possibility and action where programs such as LEED for Neighborhood Development can be created. LEED for Neighborhood Development is potentially the most transformative and powerful tool we have for influencing and establishing holistic and sustainable communities. But we have to use it. LEED-ND's inherent power and its beauty begins by integrating its holistic framework into our comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and subdivision regulations so we can create and guide the sustainable future for the places we call, home, neighborhood, community...and earth.