Thursday, June 11, 2009

National Building Museum honors visionaries in sustainability

Last week I attended an Honor Award Gala at the National Building Museum in DC to recognize visionaries in the field of sustainability for their progressive leadership on environmental issues, as well as their significant accomplishments in improving sustainability within the built environment and local communities.

Honorees included:

Rick Fedrizzi and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for 15 years of leadership in green building.

Mayor Richard M. Daley and the city of Chicago for historic commitment to green city planning and design.

Majora Carter, community organizer and environmental activist, for her achievements in green collar job training and advocacy in the South Bronx.

Louis Chenevert and United Technologies for their innovative and sustainable products that contribute to sound environmental performance in buildings around the world, and also their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Read the NBM press release here.

Note: I attended the USGBC annual conference in 2007 in Chicago and saw some of their green building & community efforts (like city bike routes). Congratulations to all!

1 comment:

goodbadi said...

Hey, I remember that cafeteria kale, too...with much nonfondness. The funny thing is that this year, on a day I forgot to pack my lunch, I had it once again.