Chapter Chair's May 2013 NoteLacey Willard, Esq --- CBRE, Inc.---- USGBC FGC Chapter Chair
In April, the World celebrated Earth Day. And our members here in the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the US Green Building Council contributed to the celebrations in our own ways. Our Executive Director Colleen Mackin visited a sole repair shop to renew a pair of shoes; I enjoyed organic yogurt in the heart of the Myakka Branch, renewing bonds with visiting family members; our Chapter board member Sandra Ballestra gathered her team to distribute plants to their building’s tenants to renew growth; and our Myakka River Branch Chair Tony Stefan convened with branch board members Dale Lewis and Phil Peters to host a USGBC booth at Oscar Scherer State Park’s Earth Day party, renewing our brand in Myakka.
And the celebrating continues! It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week at USGBC, when we recognize the wonderful volunteers who have made invaluable contributions to the green building movement. In 2012 alone, over 530,000 volunteer hours were given across the USGBC community. Read more about our nationwide efforts to build extraordinary volunteerism here. Or, contribute to your community, your family, and of course your bottom line by becoming an extraordinary volunteer right here in our Chapter.
• Author and article for local to nationwide publication;
• Reach out to our Chapter or Branch Board of Directors for opportunities to offer education to our members;
• Participate in our partnership program as we Celebrate 10 Years of Sustainability in the Gulf Coast of Florida; and
• Attend the many events we have set for May, including: the May 2nd Emerging Professionals networking event, the May 5th SUSTAINABLE SHINDIG, the May 15th Bus Tour, the May 17th 4th Annual Premiere Healthcare Event - Reality of Reform: Innovation in Re-Invention, and our several webinar and workshop offerings