By Grey Lee

by Grey Lee, USGBC MA

What's been going on? I hope you've had a good time getting out into the countryside, or the oceanside for that matter. Though the city existence has good moments too.

Coming up next Saturday is our EPMA Summer Bike Tour. We'll head from Cambridge to Boston along the Emerald Necklace. Register on the above link. We'll meet at 1pm at Cambridge Bicycle and spend about 3 hours in the saddle. It will be a great time!
We have a Green Schools Committee meeting on Tuesday 8/26 at 6pm in Boston. We'll be finalizing all of our planning for the Green Apple Day of Service. So far we have about 25 projects in the works throughout the state. This year we are offering “mini-grants” to help fund supplies for the service projects. Sponsors of the mini-grants include: National Grid, NStar, Capitol Waste Services, Re-Stream, and Triumph Modular.
Everyone is catching the fever for LEED Projects!  We'll be celebrating on Tuesday 9/30 at Genzyme in Cambridge. This year's LEED Project Showcase will be the biggest one yet. We are reaching out to all 180 project teams from the past many months to find firms who want to sponsor the event. There are great opportunities to present, get a video done, get an ad distributed and of course, network at the actual event. Check out the Sponsorship Packages now!

Here's Jim Newman presenting on resilience earlier this week – based on his report “Building Resilience in Boston” and how it connects with the residential marketplace. Where are your mechanicals? Do you really want that beach-front property? How can we use the threat of severe weather events as an opportunity to improve our communities? Thanks Jim – that was a great presentation.

Other events this week were the “Switch Flipping Ceremony” for Boston Properties' 820kW array in Waltham and Eric Corey Freed's “The Net Zero Imperative” presentation. 

Stay tuned to the USGBC MA Chapter as we bring you more of the best as we promote, facilitate and celebrate MORE GREEN BUILDINGS!

Looking at Mt. Passaconaway from Hedgehog Mountain
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