Author Archive | Jenna Cramer

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Welcoming New Pittsburgh 2030 District Director Isaac Smith

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Angelica Ciranni, GBA’s longest tenured 2030 District Director. Under her leadership, the Pittsburgh 2030 District   set national standards for performance, fueled by a dedicated network of partners across Western Pennsylvania. Angelica has left an indelible mark on GBA, but we are equally excited as […]

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We Stand in Unity

On behalf of Green Building Alliance, we are heartbroken by the recent tragedy at Tree of Life Congregation. We are deeply troubled by the rhetorical and physical acts of violence that have taken place across our nation and now in our own community.  We believe that an injustice to any of us is an injustice […]

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A Conversation on Handprinting and Social Equity

This article first appeared in Trim Tab.  This is the story of potential. It’s about social equity and environmental healing, it’s about collaboration, and most of all, it’s about a transformational moment. You will hear three different sides of the story,  each with a particular yet universal experience.  Our cast of characters includes Dr. Chuck Herring, […]

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Environmental Justice & Civic Conversation

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again.  Simple, honest, human conversation.  Not mediation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings.  Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.”  — Margaret Wheatley On January 17, 1971, John […]

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Chartiers Valley School District is charting new territory for school design and construction

At a recent Green and Healthy Schools Academy event, representatives from the Chartiers Valley School District administration, facility designer IKM Inc., and the Green & Healthy Schools Academy spoke about what makes the new Chartiers Valley Middle and High Schools project innovative and unique, and why all schools should be considering this type of approach. […]

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The 2016 Living Product Expo: A Not-to-Miss Experience

Products found in our built environment have a significant impact on human health and well-being, along with the environment. Understanding more about these products – such as what they are made of, where their material components come from, and their manufacturing processes – is critical to reducing negative impacts on people and the planet.  If […]

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The Inspire Speakers Series Features Exciting Lineup of Passionate Storytellers on February 11 – You Won’t Want to Miss This!

“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” – Brene Brown Sometimes the most impactful and meaningful aspect of our work is not captured quantitatively, but rather qualitatively. What better way to share our qualitative “metrics” and data than through storytelling? Stories are a way of engaging our minds in a different way (check out […]

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy Celebrates 2014 Accomplishments

The Green & Healthy Schools Academy (GHSA) helps schools become engaging, inspiring, and thriving places where students and staff can reach their full potential. Its work is critical to pursuing GBA’s vision that “everyone from every socioeconomic background is able to live, work, learn, and play in healthy and high-performing places.” In 2014, GHSA added workshops […]

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