12 Sep '17, 6pm

New Horizons: Building Social Equity through Sustainability via @GBES

I recently attended a panel discussion about Building Social Equity through Sustainability. Here are my take-aways Atlanta remains #1 in the country for wealth inequality Energy Poverty describes households that use 10% of their income on energy bills LEED still doesn’t have a mechanism to measure social equity Sorry to scare you with those quotes and facts, but it really highlights the urgency for social equity in America, and especially Atlanta, the host city for this USGBC Georgia chapter event on September 29th, 2017. The speakers’ backgrounds ranged across a broad spectrum of specialties, which reinforced the theme of social equity. The audience received a whirlwind tour of case studies from South Africa, to Brunswick, GA, to Midtown Atlanta. The local projects are true trailblazers and need more time to measure their impact on local communities. The good news is that...

Full article: https://www.gbes.com/blog/building-social-equity-sustaina...

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