Thanks for Your Support of Green & Healthy Spaces

Fujii-George-2014-150x150The USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter has been hard at work this year – and for the last 14 years – to ensure a future where everyone can live, work, learn, and play in green and healthy spaces. Our goal of making every building a green building drives our education and outreach efforts all year long. As we near the end of 2015 and prepare to celebrate our 15-Year anniversary in 2016, I want to personally thank all of you who have helped us achieve so much this year and throughout our history.

I am consistently impressed by the passion of our volunteers, staff, and members. Together, we are working hard to:

  • Reduce the impact of the built environment on our natural resources; save money on building operations; and create safe, healthy, and productive spaces for living, working, and learning.
  • Provide diverse educational offerings – from deep dives into material transparency and human health to case studies on rainwater harvesting and successful energy management plans.
  • Engage our community in efforts to reduce building energy use by increasing participation in the 25 x 20 Voluntary Energy Benchmarking Campaign.
  • Assist congregations, schools (K-12 and higher education), and community organizations with sustainable operations, sustainable neighborhood, and energy benchmarking workshops.
  • Help our community through Emerging Professional Service Projects, such as building three Little Free Libraries for Ford Elementary and working with EnergyCare to weatherize low-income homes.
  • Challenge K-12 schools to implement sustainability projects by pairing 40 green mentors and schools in the Green Schools Quest.

Through these efforts, we are making a green impact on our community day in and day out.

But we have much work to do. As we look forward to our 15-Year anniversary next year, we also look forward another 15, 20, or 30 years. And we begin to wonder, what will the future look like for our children, our nieces and nephews, our grandchildren? How can we make sure they enjoy the rich natural resources that we enjoy? And how can we champion a future where they can all live, work, and learn in a green and healthy building?

The vision of making every building a green building does not happen without YOU! And we are grateful for all you have contributed. We hope you will join us in this important work by considering a donation to the Chapter. Think of it as an investment in our shared, sustainable future.

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Thanks again for your continued support.  Have a happy, safe and green holiday season!


George Fujii, LEED AP

2016 Board Chair, USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter

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