WorldGBC Global Update: August 2013

WorldGBC Resource Library Now Available!

The WorldGBC Members' Resource Library is up and running. You can access guides to help you develop your GBC, or resources to help you effect the transformation of your local building industry toward sustainability. The library is only available to WorldGBC members, so log in using your email address to access these materials. Visit the library here. Having login problems? Contact us.

Congress 2013 – A Collaborative Hub for GBCs

How are your fellow GBCs positioning themselves as leaders? Want to share what’s going on with your GBC? At WorldGBC Congress in Cape Town, GBC staff will convene to connect, share, learn and strategise. With this year’s program designed to maximise development for your GBC staff and packed with practical know-how, Congress 2013 is an unrivalled opportunity for your GBC to collaborate and grow. Find out more.

Submit Your GBC's World Green Building Week Events

World Green Building Week is just around the corner! From 16 to 20 September 2013, green building councils in more than 90 countries will get involved to highlight the benefits of green building – is your GBC one of them? We want to hear all about the WGBWeek events your GBC is holding so we can feature them on the WorldGBC website.  Submit your events here and show the world how you are celebrating World Green Building Week 2013!

Join the Coalition for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools and WorldGBC are excited to announce the official launch of the Global Coalition for Green Schools at Congress 2013. Join fellow educational champions worldwide in driving the green school agenda and powering the transformation of learning environments in your country. Participate in our open conference calls preceding Congress. Learn about becoming a founding member and join a call by contacting Carly Cowan.

Get Involved with COP-19

COP-19 is happening in Poland this November. Here's your chance to shape our involvement in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. WorldGBC has started to formulate plans for activities around COP-19 in Warsaw (11 to 22 November 2013) and we are looking for input. If you are interested in being part of the COP Planning Committee or hearing more about plans, contact James Drinkwater and get involved!


Greenbuild is the place to platform your country's leaders and cutting edge innovations. Each year, Greenbuild attracts attendees from more than 90 countries. In 2012, 13% of attendees were based outside of the United States. Explore opportunities for your country and companies to connect. Learn more

2013 EcoDistricts Summit: From the Neighbourhood Up

Coming to Boston 12 to 14 November, the EcoDistricts Summit is a premier conference dedicated to the global movement to promote sustainable neighborhood development. Each year, the Summit convenes leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, and community leaders – people with decision-making power – to share best practices and shape the growing EcoDistricts marketplace. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Lynne Barker for more information.

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