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#USGBCplus features green #veterans for #sustainability: "We are hoping to be both the model and the catalyst."

#USGBCplus features green #veterans for #sustainability: "We are hoping to be both the model and the catalyst."

This article was originally published in the March/April 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version . Veterans for sustainability, an idea generated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is taking shape and moving across the country. "We are hoping to be both the model and the catalyst,” says Brian Sales of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Veterans Group. As one of the group’s two founders, Sales speaks emphatically about the program that helped him reintegrate into civilian society after 10 years in the U.S. Army Infantry. Partly a response to challenges faced by veterans post service, the Green Veterans Group’s genesis can be traced back to a brainstorming session between Sales and co-founder Jonathan Burgess. The two met in 2013 while attending the Florida Caribbean Regional Leadership Summit. “We started talking about the things USGBC does as a whole,” recal...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vying-vets-usgbc-marchapril...

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