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 to all of us.
We are proud to partner with many members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community, as well as diverse partners throughout the city and region. We believe that in order to achieve a sustainable future – one that is healthier, brighter, and just – we must first focus on people, relationships, and inclusion of all. The strength of our alliance lies in the diversity of our partners.
We at GBA strive to bring optimism, persistence, and compassion to all that we do. We believe that love is stronger than hate, and we affirm that positive change takes time and can be contagious. We are committed to working for equity across generations in pursuit of true sustainability, and creating places where all people can thrive.
Our hearts go out to our friends, family, and neighbors as we come together as one Pittsburgh to mourn the tragic loss of those we hold dear.
As our friend David Orr once said, “hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.” We look forward to working with each of you to restore hope, work from a place of love, and live into a healthier world for all.
Green Building Alliance