WorldGBC Global Update: May 2014

Get Up, Green Up: World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week is the biggest and best opportunity each year for us to shine the spotlight on our global movement and our collective mission – to create sustainable built environments. By working together in the same week all over the world, our message is louder. This year from 22 to 27 September, we are encouraging people to take direct action – to ‘Get Up, Green Up’. Now is the time to start planning your GBC’s activities – what will you be doing for WGBWeek? Learn more.

Join us for Congress in Brazil: Program Now Available

Help your GBC connect, strategise, learn and grow at WorldGBC Congress 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Our exciting program is now available – check out the details and join us from 3 to 8 August. From a special session for GBCs to explore "Becoming a High Impact Global Movement," through to peer-to-peer collaboration and learning, an exclusive delegate program, GBC University training sessions tailored to your needs, and the comprehensive Greenbuilding Brazil conference, Congress 2014 will challenge and inspire! Learn more.

Asia Pacific Leadership Awards Nominations Still Open

Nominations for the Asia Pacific Regional Network’s Leadership Awards in Green Building are still open! Encourage your members to nominate local stars in Business Leadership in Sustainability and Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance. This is a great way to generate publicity and momentum for green building in your country, and build your GBC’s relationships. With the support of sponsor Shaw Contract Group and a number of high profile judges, the awards are sure to make an impact. Nominations close on Friday 20 June 2014. More details.

Don't Miss Construction21EXPO.eu

Join us on 14 and 15 May for a pan-European event dedicated to promoting Europe's greenest building projects and the solutions that support their achievements. Construction21EXPO.eu is a virtual tradeshow and conference that is free to attend, and eliminates travel time and the associated costs and carbon emissions. Supported by the European Commission and our Europe Network GBCs, this event is not to be missed. Visit www.Construction21EXPO.eu to register to attend for free. We look forward to seeing you online at our virtual exhibit booth!

Crowd Sourcing Ideas to Increase Our Impact

How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings? How should we communicate with the public to maximise our impact? We've entered a new partnership with MIT to help answer these questions, and we want ideas from you and your members. Spread the word and encourage your members to submit ideas to fire up the sustainability conversation and create demand for green buildings that improve lives. Proposals can be submitted until 20 July 2014, with successful entrants given the opportunity to present their ideas to people who can support their implementation, and a chance at a grand prize of $10,000. Learn more.

Discover Opportunities at World Cities Summit 2014

Join the World Cities Summit 2014 (WCS) in Singapore from 1 to 4 June. WCS is a global platform for urban leaders, the private sector, academia, and professional and international organisations to address liveable and sustainable city challenges in an integrated manner, share good urban governance practices and innovative solutions, and forge partnerships. More than 120 mayors, city representatives and international speakers will be taking part. Learn more

And don't forget to check out our People Profiles – meet and learn from members of our GBC network!

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