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Green Jobs Summit at Greenbuild 2011 Calls for Mobilization around this Common Sense Economic Solution

October 25, 2011

The hustle and bustle of Greenbuild 2011 is now behind us, and we've all returned to our respective homes and jobs to continue "troublemaking."

And one area where we need to continue to stir the pot is green jobs. On the Tuesday of Greenbuild, we convened a Green Jobs Summit of more than 40 prominent experts throughout the clean energy economy to brainstorm the successes and challenges experienced in the promotion of the green jobs agenda.

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Good News Coming from Charlotte with Declaration of Sustainability Week

October 25, 2011

In a continued demonstration of leadership by the City of Charlotte, Mayor Anthony Foxx has signed a proclamation declaring this week as Environmental Sustainability Week in Charlotte. This recent act joins the extensive list of accomplishments by the City and Mecklenburg County to promote sustainability. The resolution highlights a number of important environmental strategies, including the role of green buildings in conserving natural resources and reducing operating utility cost for consumers and businesses.

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USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi Elected Chair of World Green Building Council

October 24, 2011

Fedrizzi steps up in organization's tenth year, with plans to strengthen and grow local councils, raise voice and visibility of global coalition

Washington, DC – (Oct. 24, 2011) – Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been elected chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). The WorldGBC is a coalition of green building councils from 89 countries around the world.

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Race to a Gigawatt!

October 20, 2011

*Knock Knock* That’s the sound of an RA stopping by to ensure you have committed to participating in Campus Conservation Nationals. CCN is the first nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. Now in its second year, participating schools compete to achieve the greatest possible energy reductions in residence halls.

Last year, 120,000 students saved 500,000 kilowatt-hours in the first annual Campus Conservation Nationals.

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Why Your Board of Directors Election Vote Matters!

October 19, 2011

Your vote in the USGBC Board of Directors election will help shape the future of our movement.

Each year the USGBC member community has a special opportunity to influence USGBC's future leadership, governance and strategic direction by electing its national Board members. Your vote will influence key decisions about how USGBC serves you, our members, educates the industry and advances the mission.

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Greenbuild is Behind Us...What's Next for Green Schools?

October 13, 2011

Last week was USGBC’s annual Greenbuild Conference Expo. Held in Toronto, Greenbuild brought together 23,000 builders, architects, manufacturers, policy makers, educators, advocates and environmental leaders. The Center for Green Schools at USGBC played off of this year’s Greenbuild theme, focusing on “what’s next” in the green schools movement. I wanted to share a few of my highlights with you:

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