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Next call is April 12, noon-1pm. Dial in to: 1-866-469-3239, access code: 754 588 275. This call is to solicit ideas for the regional summit! One of the important sessions of the Leadership Summit will be the “Ideas Charrette" - Brainstorm Ideas and Initiatives for your Chapter, Chapter to Chapter, Chapter to Regional Committee, Chapter to Regional Committee to National USGBC.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom “Doc” Brudzinski.
New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich Campus
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is the Keynote Speaker on Friday, April 18th at 8am.
This is a great opportunity for Chapter volunteers to come together, focus on relevant organizational issues, and learn from each other. A large crew from Massachusetts will be there, so please join us. Contact Jim Newman, UNRC Regional Rep, if you are interested in knowing more.
If you are interested in registering, please visit the New York Upstate Chapter event registration page. 4/18 education program is $20, full program Thurs eve and Friday all-day is $50 - an incredible bargain!
The US Green Building Council organizes the national chapter network into eight regions as seen below. Regional Committees exist to support and strengthen the chapters, as well as build stronger network of resources and relationships.
The Upper Northeast Regional Committee is a structure for leadership development and initiative-driven work. The UNRC is a representative body responsible for both escalating the interests of individual chapters within our region, as well as a forum for best-practice sharing for delivery back to the seven chapters that comprise the Upper Northeast region which includes chapters from Maine, Upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It will function to organize initiative-based working groups across the country that complement the objectives of the USGBC National Strategic Plan, as well as promote the grassroots priorities of the chapter community. Each Chapter is represented by two people on the Regional Committee who sit in the Representative role and the Associate role.
To understand the full role and impacts of the Regional Committee, download the Purpose Statement.
The current Massachusetts Chapter representatives on the Upper Northeast Regional Committee are:
Representative Seat: Jim Newman of Linnean Solutions
Associate Seat: Jennifer Taranto of Structure Tone
To find out more information on the other USGBC Chapters in the Upper Northeast Region please see their websites:
Connecticut Green Building Council
Maine Chapter of the USGBC
Rhode Island Green Building Council
USGBC New Hampshire Chapter
USGBC New York Upstate Chapter
USGBC Vermont Chapter/VGBN
The Upper Northeast Regional Committee holds monthly calls and meets face to face approximately twice a year. We have a strategic plan for the region and a vision inline with USGBC: "Buildings and Communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation."
These goals of the plan will be developed and moved forward through a number of working groups. Each working group is headed by a Regional Committee member, but Chapter members are welcomed and encouraged to participate on the working groups.
Please contact Jim if you would like to participate on a working group or have any questions or comments.