21 Nov '12, 1pm

Our latest inspirational blog from @johnalker on Greenbuild in the US - Yes we can!

Our latest inspirational blog from @johnalker on Greenbuild in the US - Yes we can!

Last week I was in San Francisco for the USGBC’s annual Greenbuild conference and expo. Here are a few reflections on what I heard. All the quotes in bold italics are taken from USGBC Founding Chair, President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi’s keynote speech. “In this country we have an addiction that threatens our very way of life. The addiction is denial and the subject is climate change.” Sometimes those of us in the green movement seem to be scared to talk about climate change, but we shouldn’t apologise. The science is looking worse and worse (see this week’s World Bank report ), and we need to tell it like it is. Globally about a third of carbon emissions come from our buildings. If we are to have any chance of tackling the problem we need moral leadership, from both government and business. With that in mind, it’s starting to frustrate me that the need to ‘prove the business ...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/yes-we-can

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