Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, land, water and resources are limited. If such valuable commodities are to be available to future generations, everything must be used as it is in nature -- with ingenuity and without waste. The US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED standards are tools to guide our progress toward the adoption of innovative building practices that conserve land, energy, water, resources and materials. Embracing that sound approach will yield buildings that are healthy, comfortable and affordable to occupy, as well as profitable to
build and operate.
The USGBC South Florida Chapter, a nonprofit (501[c]) organization that is governed entirely by volunteers who serve without recompense, has five extremely active Branches under its organizational umbrella -- the Treasure Coast Branch, Palm Beach Branch, Broward Branch, Miami-Dade Branch and the Keys Branch. Our Chapter has more than 1,000 dedicated members and would enthusiastically welcome you and your business to our group.
USGBC South Florida Chapter members are engaged in numerous educational and outreach activities, making a real difference in our community. It’s through the work of our volunteers on various committees at the four Branches that our Chapter's education and advocacy efforts flourish.
Branch activities range from our monthly educational programs to instructive tours of green facilities, from social networking (e.g., Facebook, and LinkedIn) to green gatherings, from helping municipalities and school districts with their green initiatives to co-sponsorship of green conferences and events. Our Branches have educated local government officials and CEOs about sustainability, brought in high-profile speakers for important conferences, celebrated the holidays together, worked with children and educators to teach green principles, sponsored study sessions for eager students ... and much more.
Please consider attending a program of one of our Branches and getting involved with an initiative of interest at this rewarding grassroots level. Or just come to our programs and learn from and be inspired by our top-shelf speakers and passionate members. Become part of the solution by helping educate, enlighten and empower our South Florida region to adopt an approach to building that is both ecologically and economically sustainable.
Our Chapter is supported by membership dues and contributions. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and donors whose generous support makes our programs and activities possible. Be sure to visit our donors/sponsors page to learn how you can participate at this important level (and receive abundant reciprocal benefits in addition to your tax-deductible contribution), and also please take a minute to view those current members of our Donors Circle who are walking the green walk in our South Florida Community.