Join USGBC at ACCO’s Climate Strategies Forum

April 24, 2014 in Industry

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The Climate Strategies Forum on May 12-14 in Washington, D.C. provides education and training aligned with the Core Competences for Climate Change Professionals, which will serve as the foundation for the CCO CertificationTM to be launched in 2014-2015.

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Blazing the trail for green schools in Louisiana

April 24, 2014 in Green Schools

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This month, Kimberly Tseng (LEED AP BD+C) was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers - volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. 

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Blazing the trail for green schools in Louisiana

April 24, 2014 in Green Schools

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24 Apr 2014
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This month, Kimberly Tseng (LEED AP BD+C) was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers - volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. 

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State market briefs: Green building data that’s quick, easy and in REAL TIME!

April 23, 2014 in Policy and Advocacy

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Nothing speaks more clearly than good data. The Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) platform proves this every day. USGBC is excited to announce the release of a supplement to GBIG’s already robust data offerings with an update to the state market briefs. The enhanced state market briefs are dashboards that provide a quick look at state-specific LEED and USGBC data.

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Congratulations to the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools!

April 22, 2014 in Green Schools

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Milton-Union Exempted Village School in West Milton, Ohio

Earlier this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots announced the 2014 class of Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) honorees, highlighting a total of 57 schools and school districts from around the country. 

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Congratulations to the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools!

April 22, 2014 in Green Schools

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Milton-Union Exempted Village School in West Milton, Ohio

Earlier this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots announced the 2014 class of Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) honorees, highlighting a total of 57 schools and school districts from around the country. 

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This Earth Day start with STEM

April 22, 2014 in Green Schools

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My favorite part of my job by far is getting to watch and hear about STEM teachers who are making science and math come alive for their students; teachers who are using issues that are both interesting and applicable to their students to demonstrate how STEM truly is all around us. 

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This Earth Day start with STEM

April 22, 2014 in Green Schools

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My favorite part of my job by far is getting to watch and hear about STEM teachers who are making science and math come alive for their students; teachers who are using issues that are both interesting and applicable to their students to demonstrate how STEM truly is all around us. 

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Earth Day 2014

April 21, 2014 in Industry

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I admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day for the obvious reason that “saving the planet” is a 365-day, 24/7 job. But if we can get people to focus on the central idea it represents even for a few minutes, it’s worth it, right?

But what’s begun to bother me big time is that we still frame this idea as if it’s humans vs. the planet, rather than focusing on the intricate interdependencies between humans and the Earth.

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Friday Roundup: IPCC says time for climate action, new Guide to Green Colleges

April 18, 2014 in Industry

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Smog in Singapore, via Flickr

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

USGBC Vice President of Research Chris Pyke spoke to multiple outlets about his contribution to the new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

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