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The Solar Decathlon Begins!

Today, the Department of Energy kicked off the Solar Decathlon 2011, an exciting event that challenges students from around the world to design and build energy-efficient and solar-powered homes. The event also educates the general public about the benefits of clean-energy homes and products.

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USGBC South Florida Chapter Wins "Green Your Alma Mater Challenge"

Earlier this summer, the Center for Green Schools hosted the “Green Your Alma Mater Challenge,” a competition that engaged both USGBC staff and chapters to reach out to their alma maters and applaud their sustainability initiatives, and directing them to resources USGBC has developed to sustain and support their green initiatives.

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HOK Volunteers Helping USGBC Rebuild Orphanage in Haiti

Reposted from HOK Life »
HOK is USGBC's official design partner for Project Haiti

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Celebrating Excellence in the Green Building Movement: USGBC's Leadership Awards

USGBC's Leadership Awards have become synonymous with the organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. This year's batch of winners is no different – recognizing leaders in the private, public and non-governmental organization (NGO) spheres. In fact, Rick Fedrizzi said it best:

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Recipients of 2011 Leadership Awards

Annual awards recognize industry's green building leaders and visionaries

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World Green Building Week Kicks off Across the Globe

USGBC joins countries celebrating green building & communities

Washington, DC – (September 20, 2011) – Countries around the world are kicking off World Green Building Week, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is doing its part by helping move the green economy debate forward, locally and globally, through its participation in a series of events this fall. As a whole, the events support USGBC's efforts to make green cities and buildings pillars of sustainable economic development in all regions of the world.

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U.S. Green Building Council Makes Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative to Build a New Orphanage and Children’s Center in Haiti

Project Haiti to be LEED certified; HOK providing pro bono design services

New York (Sept. 20, 2011) – The U.S. Green Building Council's Project Haiti announced today at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that it will build a brand new orphanage and children's center in Haiti as its Commitment to Action.

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Schools Where You Can Learn, Thrive and Be Inspired

I've joined and the Mom Congress in a Back-to-School blog-a-thon! These posts are an opportunity for us to show children across the country that we are committed to their education. I wrote to the students who we at the Center for Green Schools work for every day.

Dear students,

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U.S. Department of Energy launches Solar Decathlon

From Sept. 23-Oct. 2, the U.S. Department of Energy will hold the DOE Solar Decathlon 2011, an award-winning program that challenges 20 college teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses. The houses are cost-effective and energy-efficient, and the event educates participants and the greater public about the beneficial opportunities that clean-energy products can offer.

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What's Next in Green Building? USGBC Working With Planet Forward to Cultivate Ideas

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Charlie Rybak, Outreach Coordinator, Planet Forward

Do you have an idea for the next big innovation in green building? If you submit a video that tells your story in one minute or less, you could find it on display at the world's largest green building expo.

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