Building Green at the White House

Nadine Block, who manages Government Outreach for SFI, gives an overview of the White House Forum on Federal Leadership and Sustainable Building she recently attended.

I recently had the honor of participating in a White House Forum on Federal Leadership and Sustainable Building.

A number of Administration leaders spoke, including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and the Government Services Administration Administrator Martha Johnson. Following the speeches, there were multiple panel discussions centered on sustainable building issues. Topics discussed included the role of public-private partnerships, as well as the role of government in incentivizing green building.

It was great to see so many high level officials from both the private and public sector come together to collaborate on the future of green building. I really enjoyed being able to take part in this event and am excited to work with the Administration and other stakeholders on this issue as it progresses. If you would like to know more about the forum check out the videos below.

2 thoughts on “Building Green at the White House

  1. Pingback: Building Green at the White House « Sustainable Forestry Initiative Newsroom

  2. I am so happy to have an administration in the White House that understands the importance of protecting and defending our environment. The government must take the lead by promoting the use of sustainable energy sources and materials. It is also incumbent upon them to inspire and enable businesses and individuals to do the same. The best way to do this is to lead by example.

    As President Obama said many times during his election campaign, democracy works from the bottom up. We, as concerned business owners, must also do our part to lead the government. SFI is doing a great service to the rest of us in his regard.

    At our company we have wanted to build our playhouses in a more environmentally friendly way. We recently found a source of wood products made from trees grown to SFI standards and are now using them for most of the materials in our playhouses. We intend to continue looking for ways to improve. Thank you.

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