Welcome to USGBC-LA's blog, where we hope everyone will Learn, Share & Lead Green, with the rest of us. USGBC-LA welcomes submissions on thought leadership, case studies, community engagement, resilience, and anything that would offer education and advancement to each of us and our projects in the sustainable built environment.


Submissions may be articles, photos or videos; proper credits must be provided. For articles, we suggest a maximum of 900 words (650-750 is optimal), along with a photo (project, event, or headshot), and a 1-2 sentence description of contributor. Submissions will be reviewed for publication on this blog and through our various social media channels. Please submit to Erica Farr, Community Outreach and Marketing Director, erica@usgbc-la.org.



  • April 19, 2017

    Snapshot on Sustainability – City Surgeons

    By Stacy Sinclair In advance of MGBCE on April 20th I’ve been talking to keynote speakers about what’s on their minds and what drives their work, bouncing these ideas off other conversations I’ve been having.  In a previous blog I stated that cities are structured locally and that they are the engines of change in […]

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  • April 13, 2017

    Snapshot on Sustainability – Defining Resilience

    By Stacy Sinclair Last week focused on the need for a language decoder ring to help us determine whether sustainability is a concept, a framework, or a movement. This week we tackle the term resilience. Look in the dictionary and there are a variety of definitions of the word. Even more so, the synonyms: elastic, […]

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  • April 5, 2017

    Snapshot on Sustainability – language is more than a tool

    by Stacy Sinclair Last week this series focused on some of the roles we take on and those facets of ourselves that we highlight to get our job done. This week I am thinking about the words and phrases that we use that tell others what we believe in and the roles we represent. You […]

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  • March 29, 2017

    Snapshot on Sustainability: Environmental Leadership

    by Stacy Sinclair Last week I introduced the journey that I’m on, interviewing thought-leaders in the field of sustainability about the challenges and opportunities they see as they work to create connected cities that work, which also happens to be the theme of the upcoming MGBCE conference. This series highlights some of the emerging themes […]

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  • March 22, 2017

    Snapshot on Sustainability: The first in series – The Economic Lens

    by Stacy Sinclair I’m an LA native, and what’s more rare is that my parents are natives as well. You’d think I know my city, but lately I’m seeing it as if it’s new to me. In reality, it is I who is new. Most of my career I’ve been an educator, in the business […]

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