27 Jun '14, 2pm

Elephants, LEED and limitless potential | U.S. Green Building Council

Elephants, LEED and limitless potential | U.S. Green Building Council

If you ask my friends to describe who I "am" for you, I'm willing to bet their answer will mention that I have a thing for elephants. Not surprisingly, it's almost impossible these days to read anything about elephants that doesn't mention their current plight in the face of increasingly widespread poaching, which always makes for rather heavy reading. As I've grown more and more invested in the fight to save elephants, I've become a sponge for news related to environmental conservation. Lately, there's been an outcry from environmentalists in DC lamenting the closing of the invertebrate exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park after almost three decades of educating the public on what it called "nature's unsung heroes." Given how saturated my newsfeed has been with these topics, it literally made my morning the other day when I discovered that the new elephant ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elephants-leed-and-limitles...

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