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A Sincere Thank You

I have a lot on my mind during this week of Thanksgiving—another round of disappointing climate talks in Warsaw, the topic of product transparency (which took center stage last week at the Greenbuild conference), the extreme weather that is battering the east coast.

But the sentiment that is most prevalent for me this week is gratitude. I am truly grateful to be a part of a rapidly growing community of passionate individuals who are dedicated to affecting positive change in the world. I am honored to participate in the ongoing debate about the actions necessary to address climate change, restrained resources, increased pollution, diminishing habitat, and other sustainability related realities.

I am particularly thankful for the chance to work with my incredibly talented, creative, and committed team members at Green Builder Media. You inspire me on a daily basis and challenge me to become better every day.

I offer a wholehearted thank you to our readers, advertisers, partners, and colleagues for all of the big and small things you do. It is a herculean task to transform an industry, but we’re successfully doing it together. Through your hard work and perseverance, we’re starting to move beyond the price per square foot metric, redefining value in the built environment to incorporate quality and sustainability.

I feel lucky to live in a world where people have the depth of courage and breadth of imagination to dedicate themselves so vigorously to improving the health of the world around us. I’m encouraged by your imagination, excited by your enthusiasm, and awed by your ingenuity.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again— our goal at Green Builder Media is to affect positive change within the building industry and beyond. Our mission is to increase awareness that the natural and built environments are intricately linked, and that the improvement of one restores the other. Our mantra is to constantly reinvent ourselves, remaining on the leading edge of sustainability so that we can deliver relevant, interesting, and visionary content to our community.

Our commitment is unwavering and our task is clear: to continue exploring the frontiers of sustainability. We are pleased that you’re here to join us for this wildly exciting journey into the future.

What are you thankful for this holiday season? Write to me at or follow me on Twitter @SaraGBM.

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