Chicago, IL, November 11, 2010—Green Builder® Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving balance between the built and natural environments, announces its recent formation.
The Coalition has been created by pioneers of the green building and sustainability movement as a new platform to provide a common voice for those devoted to sustainable living. Committed to authenticity and transparency, the grassroots organization will offer a single class of individual membership and is open to everyone.
"We believe that every person has a stake in sustainable development as the key to a better future," says Ron Jones, Founding Chairman of the Coalition's Board of Directors. "We are all inextricably tied to the relationship between the built environment and the natural one, whether we are engaged in the building industry or not. Together, we'll promote sustainable living through our advocacy, outreach, information sharing, and educational efforts."
There are tens of thousands of building professionals who don't belong to existing organizations or trade associations because they are disenfranchised or feel misrepresented by conflicting messages and greenwashing. Additionally, millions of consumers are seeking high quality, verifiable information about evolving technologies, advanced green products, and sustainable living options. The Green Builder® Coalition will provide a home for these individuals, so they can work together to create viable solutions for the economic, social, and environmental challenges of our time.
"We welcome anyone who is interested in sustainable living and development to become a member of the Coalition," says Mike Collignon, co-founder and Executive Director of Green Builder® Coalition. "We look forward to working with a wide range of individuals and collaborating with a diverse set of organizations to enhance the level of sustainability in the U.S."
Through an agreement with Green Builder® Media, the Coalition will provide complimentary subscriptions to Green Builder® magazine, discounted tuitions to Green Builder® College, and access to valuable educational resources, ensuring that members have the latest information about national policy, codes, regulations, building science, products, trends, and other key issues.
Founding Board members include Ingrid Mattsson of Uponor, Joanne Theunissen of Howling Hammer Builders, Scott Palmer of Salt River Materials Group, and Richard Morgan of Austin Energy's Green Building Program.
To become a member of the Coalition, visit www.greenbuildercoalition.org. For more information, please contact Mike Collignon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Green Builder® Media
Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on responsible growth. With a comprehensive suite of print media, online options, demonstration homes, case studies, training and education vehicles, and live events, Green Builder® Media assists building professionals thrive in the emerging green economy. For more information, visit www.greenbuildermag.com