Archive for the ‘Volunteer Recognition’ Category

Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Kristin McKee

kristin-mckeeThe 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 Kristin McKee of Lockheed Martin Energy for her service with the USGBC-MO Gateway’s Advocacy Committee and her leadership organizing the Sustainability Plan Builder workshop with Thomas Dunn Learning Center.

Kristin McKee, nominated by Admo Ogun, past Advocacy Committee Chair, for her work leading the Advocacy Committee’s efforts to assist Thomas Dunn Learning Center green their building operations. She first helped them benchmark their building energy use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, then led the coordination and facilitation of a Sustainability Plan Builder Workshop this past April. Since that time, Kristin has been working with a team of volunteers to help Thomas Dunn meet their sustainability goals.

Thanks to Kristin for her hard work and leadership!

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Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Katie Belisle-Iffrig

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 Katie Belisle-Iffrig of Code Green Collaborative for her leadership with the Green Schools Committee, the Green Schools Educator Think Tank, and the Sustainability Institute for Educators.

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Katie was nominated by her USGBC-MO Gateway Green Schools Committee co-chair Ed Choklek for her deep dedication to sustainability initiatives with area K-12 schools and her leadership of the Green Schools Committee. Under her leadership, the Green Schools Quest has grown from 38 participants to nearly 50 participants. Additionally, the Annual Green Schools Event was revamped to increase student involvement. In 2015, Katie spearheaded the formation of the Green Schools Think Tank, a group of 25 educators who provide feedback to the Green Schools Committee for future initiatives and programs. Their periodic meetings have fostered a collaborative network of teachers who share ideas and best practices.

Katie – thank you so much for your contributions to the USGBC-MO Gateway’s green schools success!

 




Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition: Nick Arb

nick-arb-headshot 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 Nick Arb of Mid America Metals for his leadership organizing the Emerging Professionals service project at EarthDance Farms in August 2016.

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Nick was nominated by Chad Coker, chair of the USGBC-MO Gateway’s Higher Ed & Emerging Professionals committee, for organizing the planning, staffing, and execution of a service day at EarthDance farms. The goal of the work day was to create an organized materials storage area and structure on the farm. The existing pile of salvaged and reusable supplies was spread across the ground but was not organized or protected in any way. By the end of the project there was a gravel patch of ground with storage bins, containers, and covered storage that organized the salvageable pieces that EarthDance had collected over the years.

Many thanks to Nick for his hard work and leadership!

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Nominate a Volunteer for Above + Beyond Recognition!

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The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter 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 currently seeking Above + Beyond nominations for volunteers that have performed outstanding work over the past year!

Please complete this online form to nominate a current volunteer for Above + Beyond recognition. Nominations are due on December 31st by 11:59 pm.

Nominated volunteers will be recognized at the State of the Chapter and Social in January of 2017.




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!

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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!