Making a Difference
Where it Counts ...

Community-based
Call To Action

Without question, the green-building movement has been successful in addressing issues of environmental health. It has successfully made the business case for green building. 

But in order to make green buildings a reality for ALL, a stronger focus must be placed on the human and social health impact of triple bottom-line performance ... especially in low-income and under-represented communities. We must advance the connection between sustainable and equitable development at the neighborhood level, particularly in underserved communities. If we are successful, we can help challenged neighborhoods go from surviving to thriving. 

We must invite new faces to the table.  It's easy to talk about social equity, but we must take action to get results ... and make alliances ... and friends. 

And so was also born the USGBC’s Community-based campaign. 

Faith-based
Call To Action

People of Faith have a long history as stewards of people and the planet. They represent more than 260 million Americans and operate 400,000 buildings. Faith-based organizations around the world are actively working to protect life from pollution and toxins, reduce energy and resource use, and foster deeper connections between people and communities. 

We have the moral responsibility as stewards for the planet. The benefits of sustainability have connections to faith teachings of care for creation, stewardship of people and care for our fellow humans. 

And so was born the USGBC’s Faith-based campaign -- a concentrated effort to bring together our community of experts and volunteers to support faith-based organizations reach their health, environmental, social and economic goals through the greening of their facilities and communities.

Partners in Our Community

« The USGBC South Florida Chapter is pleased to again partner with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton for its Earth Day Festival 2015. The festival features education opportunities for all ages and interests, sustainability, sea-level rise ... and much more! For details about this program, click here.

« The Chapter is also pleased to shine a spotlight on St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church's upcoming program featuring Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of the Interior. Director Estenoz's lecture on March 16 is titled "Everglades Restoration: The Big Picture", and admission is free.


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What is needed to truly support community-based sustainability in underserved communities?

 What already exists to support community-based sustainability? 

What should exist to better support community-based sustainability?

 What’s the best way for USGBC and our network to support these efforts?

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