Women in Green discuss challenges and opportunities for advancement during Greenbuild.

Women in Green

Women have led the way in imbuing our values of caring for people and planet into our common spaces, a perspective more valuable to the world than ever before. How can women boldly combine the best of the fields of sustainability, the built environment, environmental science and public policy to create the spaces that serve as a bedrock to a more equal and just society?

Women in Green Breakfast Series

The Women in Green Breakfast Series has been holding space for empowerment, mutual support, and for the sharing of resources for women in the green building and sustainability community since 2013. These ongoing breakfasts have featured a powerful selection  of the Los Angeles area’s brightest minds and have served to create a stimulus for change in their fields.



Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA)

— a program of green building & design magazine (gb&d)

The Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) is a program of green building & design magazine (gb&d). This is the publication’s top annual accolade, recognizing the most powerful women making a difference in the world through sustainability. WSLA is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the world and has been received by sustainability luminaries globally, including the USA, Mexico, Turkey, Hong Kong, and Pakistan. WSLA was created in 2014 by gb&d to create a more sustainable world by growing awareness, promoting advancement, and supporting the development of women in sustainability leadership. The awards were created around three key values: environmental stewardship, conduit for change, and giving back. The award is judged by gb&d magazine, the Women in Sustainability Leadership Alumnae group, and leadership at the USGBC and the ILFI. If you are interested in applying for this award, please do so during the application period which starts in August each year.

During GreenBuild 2017, the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA) Alumnae Group was created. The newly formed group comprises past winners of gb&d magazine’s top annual accolade, which recognizes women making a difference in the world through sustainability.

The alumnae group extends the impact of the WSLA through a formal network that enables the women to collaborate, specifically through mentorship. By empowering even more women to lead, the WSLA Alumnae Group is leveraging its collective knowledge, power and experience to cultivate the next generation of sustainability leaders.

All tax deductible donations will go directly toward funding the WSLA Alumnae Group mentorship programs. Your contribution pays for scholarships for aspiring women to experience  the International Living Future Institute’s UnConference and GreenBuild with an accomplished sustainability leader.  The mentees will be introduced to world class discussions and a dynamic network of leaders at the conferences with the support of a seasoned professional, helping the newcomers learn, build confidence, and reach their potential more quickly.

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USGBC-LA is proud to work with gb&d and WSLA

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Landscaper Certification Program

The California Native Plant Landscape Curriculum (CNPLC)/El Currículo de Paisaje de Plantas Nativas de California is a nine-part series that covers everything you need to know as a landscaper to

The Green Building Corps

The USGBC-LA Green Building Corps delivers a structured volunteer engagement program that provides volunteers with valuable experience, relationships, and contributions towards green building projects that benefit the greater Los Angeles

Green Schools

Our Green Schools initiative provides the infrastructure for contributing to the Green Apple Day of Service as well as impactful Sustainability Education for all types of schools.

Legacy Project

The annual Legacy Project is a gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it. The Legacy Project team

Sustainable Innovation Awards

The Sustainable Innovation Awards offer prestige and affirmation of your commitment to a sustainable built environment. Unlike standardized rating systems, the Sustainable Innovation Awards evaluate merit based upon sustainable strategies