Join the Sustainability Movement! Branch Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

The USGBC South Florida Chapter is a volunteer-governed and a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization.  The driving force behind our impact as a Branch, a Chapter and as an international organization is our community of volunteers.  Together, we form a dedicated group of intelligent, passionate and respected individuals who are committed to transforming the way our communities and buildings are designed, built and operated through adoption of green-building practices and principles.  Although our Branch is focused on our local community, we form part of a larger global network of more than 14,000 member organizations and 162,000 LEED accredited professionals (learn more here).    


As your fellow volunteers and as leaders of our local Miami Branch of the South Florida Chapter, we are dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for:

  • education concerning green building
  • engaging with like-minded professionals accross industries as well as leaders that drive change within our communities
  • empowerment of each member to create and lead initiatives that support and complement our mission  

If you are interested in volunteering at the Miami-Dade Branch, contact Denaye Hinds.  

Miami-Dade Branch Governing Council:

Chair -- K. Denaye Hinds
Vice-Chair -- Trevor Schatz
Secretary -- Marianne Canero
Treasurer -- Leisha John
Immediate Past-Chair -- Stephen Chang

Committee Leadership:

Outreach and GREENworking -- Susie Glass and Marianne Canero
Membership -- Leisha John
Green Schools -- Eva Garza
Sponsorship -- Jesse Rittenhouse
Hospitality -- Ana Maria Huertas
Engagement -- Trevor Schatz and Mike Tapia (LEED for Homes)
Emerging Professionals -- Paul Johnson
Education -- Vacant -- Are you interested?
National Liaison -- David Chi Chi Troung
Branch Ambassador -- Carole Schafmeister

The USGBC Miami-Dade Branch is committed to providing meaningful programming to educate, inspire and connect our members.  We invite you to get involved and help drive the transformation of the way our buildings and communities are designed, built and operated with the goal of balancing our needs with those of the natural environment and the generations to come.

Take a moment to explore our Chapter's website and its many resources, as well as learn more about what we are doing in our community and our upcoming events.

Also, we want to hear from you!  Drop us a line and let us know how we can better serve you.  Thank you for your support!


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Green Mile a Smashing Success!

From all of us at the Miami-Dade Branch of USGBC South Florida Chapter we would like to say, THANK YOU, for taking part in The Green Mile 2014. We appreciate your support of our nonprofit organization and commitment to healthy and sustainable lifestyles. It is through your participation that we are able to further our mission and vision to transform the way buildings are built and ensure sustainability throughout our city and region. We look forward to seeing attendees at a future Miami-Dade Branch program.

Please see the link here to access pictures from The Green Mile and here to view our calendar of events, or follow us on twitter @usgbcmiami.

We are working on a summary of the day on the boardwalk so that we can again shine the spotlight on our wonderful sponsors and participants. As soon as that is available, we will post that webpage's URL here.

Sponsor Our Programs

There are many outstanding marketing benefits that accrue to sponsors of our Miami-Dade Branch's monthly educational programs. To learn more about sponsor benefits click here. To discuss a specific Miami-Dade Branch program, contact Jesse Rittenhause

Upcoming Chapter Events

15 Sep 2014 • Online Opportunity -- See Copy For Details and FREE SIGN UP ...
18 Sep 2014 11:00 AM • Quantum Foundation, 2701 N. Australian Ave., Suite 200 in the Community Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
25 Sep 2014 7:30 AM • Miami Springs Senior High, 751 Dove Ave, Miami Springs, FL 33166
27 Sep 2014 • All Over The World and in our South Florida Communities!


A hardy congrats is extended to Chi Chi, Denaye, Stephen and the entire Miami Branch and Emerging Professionals team for their win in the Our Miami Public Space Challenge.  The project was a collaborative effort headed by USGBC Emerging Professionals and AIA Miami Young Architects Forum. 

The Challenge, launched in July 2013, is the brainchild of the Miami Foundation, which last year embarked on a comprehensive effort to help locals feel more love for the place they call home.  The Our Miami project was an initiative that began two years ago.  The idea is based on a growing number of studies that show a close relationship between fiscal prosperity and cities whose residents feel a warm affinity for their hometowns.  That’s in part because cities that people are proud to live in also tend to attract and retain the skilled, talented workers who drive economic growth.


USGBC South Florida Chapter Members Honored by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce!

We would like to congratulate Luiz Rodrigues, Greg Hamra and Jonathan Burgess for their hard work and commitment to making green building and sustainability a reality in South Florida!

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