September 26, 2011
Posted by Green Community Schools
Environmental education must happen in all of our communities and it needs to happen now. ~ Jayni Chase
Jayni Chase will be presented with the Center for Green Schools Excellence Award during the U.S. Green Building Council’s International Conference & Expo next month in Toronto, Canada. As the first recipient of this award, Mrs. Chase is being honored for her work as a “pioneer in transforming schools into sustainable places to learn, work, and play.” The award, presented by Otis Elevator Company, will be presented to Mrs. Chase by Didier Michaud-Daniel, President of Otis Elevator Company.
As her work creating sustainable schools continues, Jayni Chase, Chair of GREEN Community Schools, a program of the MGR Foundation, hopes to “spark generations of young environmental leaders, preparing them to eagerly tackle the problems we face today and in the future”
Other award recipients include:
• Organizational Leadership in the Private Sector: Wells Fargo Bank
• Individual Leadership in the Private Sector: Anthony E. Malkin, Malkin Holdings
• Organizational Leadership in the Public Sector: Council on Environmental Quality, the White House
• Individual Leadership in the Public Sector: The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
• Organizational Leadership in a Non-Governmental Organization: Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT)
• Individual Leadership in a Non-Governmental Organization: Kelly Caffarelli, The Home Depot Foundation
• International Leadership Award: Deutsche Bank AG
• President’s Award: Greg Kats, Capital E, Good Energies; and Lynn Simon, FAIA, LEED AP Simon & Associates, Inc.
About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 79 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member organizations, and more than 167,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. GDP from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the three time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and the 2011 show will be held on Oct. 4-7, 2011, in Toronto, Canada. This past year’s conference in Chicago, Ill. drew more than 28,000 attendees and featured more than 1,800 exhibit booths.