Archive for the ‘Volunteer Recognition’ Category

Vote for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteers to win USGBC’s Malcolm Lewis IMPACT award!

malcolm lewis infographic-01USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter volunteers are in the running for the national USGBC’s Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award. Named in memory of Malcolm Lewis, the award recognizes high-impact, volunteer-driven work that support USGBC’s vision.

19 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter volunteers were nominated for their work to support congregations green their houses of worship at the Green Your House of Worship Workshop, a pilot of USGBC’s ADVANCE platform. You can cote for their efforts by liking the photo on Facebook!

The volunteer project receiving the most likes by October 20 will be crowned the 2015 IMPACT! Award winner, and will be recognized at the Greenbuild Leadership Awards Luncheon on November 19. Only likes on the original Facebook post will be counted toward the final tally.




Above + Beyond Volunteers recognized by Heartland Regional Committee

Above + Beyond HRC jpgAbove + Beyond volunteers Hannah Roth, Becky Finch, Carolyn Gaidis, Frank Eppert, and Paul Todd Merrill were recently recognized by the USGBC Heartland Region as Volunteer Superstars!

We were thrilled to recognize each of these volunteers through our Above + Beyond program, and are excited to see these volunteers recognized regionally as well. Many thanks to Becky, Carolyn, Frank, Hannah, and Paul for all of their work on behalf of the Chapter!

Frank Eppert, USGBC-MO Gateway Technical Committee, LEED Community Project and Green Schools Quest, AFRAM Corp.

Becky Finch, USGBC-MO Gateway Growing Green Awards Working Group, TriNet

Carolyn Gaidis, USGBC-MO Gateway Scholarship Working Group, LAND SYSTEMS

Paul Todd Merrill, USGBC-MO Gateway Membership Committee, Clayco

Hannah Roth, USGBC-MO Gateway Continuing Education Blitz, Washington University

 

 




Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program.  We are thrilled to recognize Hannah Roth of Washington University  for her leadership in the development of the Chapter’s first full-day Continuing Education Blitz titled Building Materials, LEED, and Health – Oh My! Braving the new world of building material selection.

Hannah’s passion for reducing barriers to developing and using tools for materials transparency is contagious. This, combined with her dedication to engaging diverse stakeholders and national sustainability leaders, as well as developing an interactive educational format, is paving the way for a phenomenally meaningful learning experience for all in attendance. Hannah is supported in this effort by Chapter volunteers JoAnn Brookes of Kromm, Rikimaru and Johansen, Natasha Dunwoody of Christner, Caryl Kinsey Fox, and staff member Hope Gribble. Thanks, Hannah, for all of your hard work and dedication surrounding this important and timely topic!




June Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition

Paul-Merrill_2-150x150The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. This month we are happy to recognize Paul Todd Merrill of Clayco for his work on the Chapter’s Membership Committee.

Paul was nominated by Gordon Schweitzer, 2015-2016 Chair of the Membership Committee, for his long history of leadership and service in pursuit of the Chapter’s mission. In his nomination, Gordon stated “Paul has been an outstanding membership committee chair, growing membership to over 500 during his two year term. He has also served on the Speakers Bureau, the Development Committee, and chaired the Board of Directors in 2011. He always goes out of his way to help the Chapter succeed!”

Many thanks to Paul for his dedication and leadership!




National Volunteer Week – Thank you to our Volunteers!

Above + Beyond

It’s National Volunteer Week, and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter leadership and staff offer their appreciation to all Chapter volunteers! Whether our volunteers serve on a standing committee, mentor a school participating in the Green Schools Quest, make presentations on the Chapter’s behalf, assist non-profits complete LEED Documentation through the LEED Community Project, support congregations to green their building operations, or lead the Chapter on our Board of Directors, the service of our volunteers is critical to our work to transform the built environment!

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who  contribute significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. This week, in honor of national volunteer week, we were pleased to recognize several volunteers!

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You can read about previously recognized Above + Beyond Volunteers here.




Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Becky Finch

IMG_7528The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who  contribute significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. We are happy to recognize Becky Finch of TriNet  for her service to make the 2015 Growing Green Spotlight Celebration a success!

Becky was nominated by Jen Kissinger of Paric Corporation, past co-chair of the Growing Green Awards Working Group and At Large member of the USGBC-MGC Board of Directors, for her leadership of the Growing Green Awards Working Group.

This year the Working Group mixed things up, getting creative with the 7th annual celebration of the people and organizations transforming the built environment. They decided to highlight the accomplishments of the past 6 years of winners in a refreshed event- the Growing Green Spotlight! Attendees learned about all that past winners have accomplished since their award through poster displays and fast-paced presentations.

The success of the event was made possible by Becky and her fellow event volunteers, who coordinated the evening’s venue, catering, promotion and logistics. Feedback about the new event format was overwhelmingly positive. Many thanks to Becky for her hard work and dedication!




Above + Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Green Schools Event Volunteers

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who  contribute significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. We are happy to recognize the volunteers responsible for the 8th Annual Green Schools Event for their service to make this event a success. These volunteers were nominated by Katie Belisle-Iffrig of Code Green Collaborative, chair of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Green Schools Committee.

Volunteers collaborated in numerous ways to make this event a success. Jim Biggs of the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Lesli Moylan, Kim Petzing of Madison County Government, and Ralph Bicknese of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects coordinated and facilitated the Teacher’s Roundtable that preceded the event.

Kathleen Engel of Ameren Missouri Pure Power coordinated tours of the Project IDEA space, and Ralph Bicknese of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects, Tyler Loucky of St. Louis Composting, Ed Choklek of FGM Architects, and Michele Dow of Dow Environmental Protection staffed the registration and Green Schools tables. The event was emceed by Cindy Bambini of Brightergy.

Many thanks to Jim, Lesli, Kim, Ralph, Kathleen, Tyler, Ed, Michele and Cindy for their service!




Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Frank Eppert

Frank EppertThe USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who  contribute significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. We are happy to recognize Franklin Eppert of AFRAM Corp. for his service on the Technical Committee, Green Schools Quest, and LEED Community Project.

Frank was nominated by Caryl Kinsey- Fox, past chair of the USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter Technical Committee, for his attention to detail, extensive technical knowledge, and years of service. In addition to his work with the Technical Committee, Frank served on the Energy & Atmosphere Team for the 2014 LEED Community Project, working to complete LEED documentation for the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center in Forest Park.

Frank served as a Green Schools Quest Mentor to students at Little Flower School, supporting students as they created a garden on school grounds and as they benchmarked their school’s energy use. Frank also presented to 60 of Cardinal Ritter’s Foster Grandparents about the Green Schools Quest, and  participated in the Green Your House of Worship Workshop, supporting congregations as they began to create a sustainability plan.

Many thanks to Frank for his leadership and hard work!




Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Carolyn Gaidis

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway is committed to recognizing volunteers who  contribute significantly to the Chapter, devoting time and talents “above and beyond” on a particular project or program. We are happy to recognize Carolyn Gaidis of LAND SYSTEMS for her years of service as chair of the Scholarship Working Group.

Carolyn was nominated by Christy Cunningham, at large member of the Board of Directors, and George Fujii, chair elect of the Board of Directors, for her tireless work to make the ECORIDE fundraiser and Scholarship Working Group successful. The funds raised from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 ECORIDEs allowed 9 individuals to attend Greenbuild, attend Greening the Heartland, or sit for the LEED Green Associate exam. Carolyn also serves as the Vice President of Events for the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Many thanks to Carolyn for her leadership and hard work!




Congratulations to new Chapter Board Members!

USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Board Elections were held November 6 – 12 and we are pleased to announce the results!

Three elected seats were available. Tim Gaidis and Jen Kissinger were elected. James Dice & Kim Eilerts tied with exactly the same number of votes – a first in USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter history! At the Board of Directors’ regular meeting, they determined that both candidates are valuable to the organization and created an additional advisor seat. James Dice will serve in the third elected seat and Kim Eilerts will serve in the Advisor seat.

Congratulations to all! We are excited to have James, Kim, Tim and Jen join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway board in 2015 – 2016.

Thanks to our outgoing board members:

  • Jaime Kelley (2 years)
  • Lynn Larkin (1 year)
  • Luis Naranjo (2 years)
  • Nancy Rodney (3 years)