On behalf of the USGBC-Illinois Board of Directors and staff, we are excited to share with you our new four year strategic plan. You can read it here.
In crafting a bold new direction for the organization, the board was inspired by Paul Hawken’s new work around Project Drawdown. There was also a strong desire to bring the benefits of green building to more buildings and more people.
With that in mind, the plan includes three ambitious goals:
- Engage 3,500 Chicago buildings in adopting one or more carbon drawdown strategies
- Ally with partners in every Chicago community to advance resiliency and livability at neighborhood-scales
- Train 30,000 to socialize and advance carbon drawdown strategies throughout Illinois.
This isn’t the first time USGBC-Illinois has set ambitious goals. Nearly 15 years ago, we set out to make LEED the premier green building rating system used in Illinois. Today, Illinois has the national distinction of having the most LEED square footage than any other state for three years running!
Most important to the success of the plan is the passion and expertise of sustainability-minded professionals like yourself. That’s why we hope you’ll consider taking this survey. It will help us better understand your interest in advancing sustainability in Illinois.
We hope, with your passion and expertise, you will help us build on Illinois’ reputation as a national sustainability leader by advancing no-regrets carbon drawdown strategies.