By James Robe, Outreach and Communication Manager
As the sun started to go down over One Financial Center in Boston on Thursday Sept 21st, over 90 passionate professionals came out for our Greenbuild Mixer with JLL. Drinks were shared over the beautiful skyline view overlooking South Station at our venue. Seeing our community come together is always inspiring for us at USGBC MA, but we were also impressed by the amount of new faces at the event, whether students from Boston’s many universities to new individuals with growing interest and professional level expertise in green building.
Welcoming the crowd was Jennifer Christakes, Regional Manager from JLL, who spoke about the excitement of Greenbuild approaching and the importance of sustainability in our state.
Kate Bubriski, Senior Associate at Arrowstreet, commented on the sense of community within the green building industry. She thanked our Local Partners and Regional Outreach organizations, who have all been supporting Greenbuild on a local level.
Our very own Celis Brisbin, Acting Executive Director of USGBC MA, talked about the importance of standing up and taking responsibility for the health of Boston as a city, as we remain in a flood zone.
We cannot wait for Greenbuild to come, and it was apparent from the energy of participants at our networking event that our community is also ready for the conference and expo.
Thank you to our friends at JLL to thank for this wonderful networking opportunity!