Ideas With Momentum From USGBC Chapters

The Chapter Steering Committee (CSC ) of the USGBC created a working group in early 2011 to brainstorm initiatives for chapters. It didn't take us long to realize that we needed the ideas to come from YOU!

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  1. The Chapter Forum at Greenbuild 2011 hosted the first ever Open Exchange for chapters. Thanks to everyone for all of the great responses to our "ideas" questions. We're pretty sure we've only scratched the surface, so let's keep this going. How?

    Share this exchange, build teams, play with these ideas, and talk to us! 

    Read through the thread and continue to use the hashtag #CSCideas on twitter or send the working group an email through Ross at [email protected]

    What can you expect from us going into 2012? We're going to work with you to empower a couple of these. We may start small, but it's going to be fun. Let's get creative, roll up our sleeves and make a difference for chapters, our communities, and our mission!

    Kathy Zarsky
    Chair, USGBC Chapter Steering Committee
    [email protected]

  2. Ross Yamasaki tells us about the Hawaiian tradition of Talk Story. As a surfer, he relates the story of catching waves and riding waves, each requiring differing energy levels. What are our waves? Are we catching or riding? Check out the link, because you'll soon realize Talk Story should be a fundamental part of what we do. 

  3. No matter what the idea, the best way to give it momentum is to know your audience.

    "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

  4. Turn every opportunity into a win-win.
  5. Expand your audience, create an attractive message and watch it spread! 
  6. "The people who are craziest enough to think they can change world are the ones that do."