GreenCon 2015

We are excited to announce that GreenCon 2015 will be March 19th at F&M College. We are now accepting proposals to present at this years conference, please look at our request for proposals for full details.

Green Technology Workshop

In September, four of our chapter's Board members served on a Green Technology Workshop for the borough of Carlisle. This workshop involved a panel presentation and open forum for discussion centered around how sustainable redevelopment of brownfields can, and should be done. It is our hope to see more sustainable infrastructure in Carlisle in the near future! 

 

 

Local Sustainability Leader Running for USGBC Board of Directors

 Each year, USGBC members have the opportunity to shape USGBC's future by electing its national Board members. This year Amy Costello, one of our members, has been selected to run for the Product Manufacturer seat on the Board.  Amy is a Sustainability Manager at Armstrong World Industries, a global floor and ceiling design/manufacturing corporation based in Lancaster, PA where she is responsible for leading and driving sustainability strategies and initiatives for Armstrong Commercial Flooring. 

The USGBC Central Pennsylvania Chapter endorses Amy Costello for the Product Manufacturer seat on the 2015 National Board. For more information about Amy and to vote for her please visit Amy's USGBC Profile. Vote before October 30th in order to help have a local representative on the national board.

Green Apple Day of Service

 This year we are pleased to be participating in 6 Green Apple Day of Service events in September and October. For a full list of events and information on how you can get involved please visit our community announcements page. 

Check out this write-up about one of our most recent events where 2 of our corporate partners, Armstrong World Industries and Johnson Controls, paired up to make the event a huge success!

 

Working with Habitat for Humanity

 Our chapter is proud to partner with non-profits in the area working towards a common goal. We were pleased to host our most recent networking social at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Harrisburg. Forty people were treated to a tour of the facility and learned about how they can donate everything from household goods to building materials to the ReStore. This keeps waste out of the landfill and enables materials to be re-purposed in innovative ways. We encourage you to check out ReStore today! 

 

Green Roof Tour & Presentation - Recap

 On July 25th, 30 of our members traveled to Penn State Hershey Medical Center to enjoy a private guided tour of the green roof courtyards and healing gardens. Thanks to Penn State Medical Center, Houck Services Inc., Davis Landscape LTD, Hydrotech, and Live Roof we learned about the design, planning, construction, and maintenance that goes into creating these features.  

Access to outdoor space can help with the recovery time of patients undergoing treatment in the hospital. These green roofs provide a private outdoor space for patients and their guests while also helping mitigate the environmental effects of the building.  See more photos here.