Green Building Initiative™ celebrates Earth Day natiowide
-- Non-Profit Has Week Long Series of Events Planned to Recognize Achievements and Educate Others --
Portland, Ore. (April 21, 2008) – To help celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Building Initiative (GBI), an education and marketing initiative dedicated to accelerating the adoption of green building practices, will conduct a week long, nationwide series of events.
These activities will include recognizing buildings for their environmental achievements in both New Jersey and Connecticut, supporting the launch of a state-wide residential green building program in Kentucky and the presentation of a sustainability award to a team of university students and professors at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual People, Prosperity, Planet (P3) award ceremony in Washington, DC.
"While there's significant room for improvement, Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate the steps people take every day to better our built environment," said Ward Hubbell, GBI president. "It's also a day to focus on how we can continue educating ourselves and others about the many ways we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable world."Specific activities GBI has planned for the Earth Day week include:
For more information about the Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system, or the GBI, visit www.thegbi.org.ABOUT THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE: The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a broad cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. For more information on the Green Building Initiative, please visit www.thegbi.org.