This year’s Greenbuild theme is “Human By Nature: The Intersection of Humanity & the Built Environment.” Over 16 education tracks will provide more than 200 sessions, including two topics co-presented by IMEG leaders:
In addition to the expo and education sessions, Greenbuild will offer 34 green building tours featuring the best of the Windy City area’s sustainable buildings and neighborhoods to help attendees learn outside the convention center walls. Tours including IMEG projects are:
Beyond the conference and tours, each year Greenbuild’s Host Committee provides a Legacy Project grant to a community project that is enduring, community-oriented, and has an educational aspect. This year’s Legacy Grant recipient, Project Exploration’s Science Giants, provides Chicago public middle and high school students with high-quality extracurricular programs in which they engage in authentic science experiences and work alongside mentors and STEM professionals. “The Legacy Project opened my eyes to larger impact sustainability is having on the City of Chicago,” said IMEG’s Adam McMillen, who served on the Host Committee and helped select the grant recipient. “We had so many projects using sustainability as a means to provide economic opportunities for the underserved in our communities. One action equals many positive outcomes. A perfect fit!”
This year’s Legacy Grant of $12,500 is funded through Greenbuild’s Call for Proposals.