Green Gives Back!
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The Project Haiti Orphanage & Children's Center will provide for the immediate health and emotional needs of orphaned Haitian children and provide a pathway for adoption. As Haiti struggles to rebuild, the LEED-certified orphanage will demonstrate how to minimize environmental impact and maximize energy and water conservation while being built to resist the impact of natural disasters. Every dollar given will go directly to rebuilding the orphanage.
USGBC has already begun the design of a new orphanage and children’s center in the Delmas District of Port-au-Prince in Haiti that would replace one destroyed in the devastating earthquake.
Several guiding principles that the USGBC is following are:
The site must be safe – to manufacture, procure, transport, assemble and live in during construction
Must incorporate local community engagement with: local awareness, pride, education, skills and jobs
Must be a place that is fun and welcoming to children while celebrating the artistic and cultural heritage of Haiti
Must create local partnerships that will help create and grow the neighborhood
Savannah Emerging Professionals
Vision: All emerging professionals will identify with and are invested in the green building movement as one of the cornerstones of a sustainable society.
Mission: To serve as a point of entry for emerging professionals into USGBC and the green building industry, and to develop resources and networks to support their evolution into dynamic, visionary leaders who are dedicated to the creation of a sustainable future.
The Savannah EP group consists of students and young professionals in the Savannah area. The Savannah Emerging Professionals was founded in 2010 and hosts monthly meetings and events. To see a list of upcoming events, please visit us on the Savannah EP Committee Facebook !
Link to USGBC Twitter
Link to USGBC LinkedIn Group
2011 Savannah Emerging Professionals Round Table Committee:
Josh Simpson, Chair
Charisse Bennett, Vice Chair
Yahayra Rosario, Treasurer
Megan Hodge, Secretary
Elise Lapaglia, Volunteer Coordinator
Ryan Murphy, Webmaster
Kelly Walsh & Tim Balding, Project Leaders
Savannah EPros Turning Parking Spaces on Broughton Street
in downtown Savannah into a 'park' for Earthday 2011.
Savannah EPros Building
planters for a local restaurant
from recovered materials.