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NEXT Tuesday, January 11
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Attend the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter annual State of the Chapter and kick off the new year with your Green Buildings Are Better community!
Support USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and place your bid on 20 items worth over $5,000. From experiences, to bourbon, subscriptions, and an office chair - treat yourself in 2022 to help make every building a green building!
Wednesday, February 2
8:30 - 10:00 am
Friday, February 4
10:00 - 10:30 am
Your local U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter is seeking a part-time Sustainability Education & Marketing Intern to start as soon as possible!

Since the Chapter’s founding in 2001, USGBC-MGC’s efforts have focused on outreach and education around green building practices and principles. We host an average of 30 educational programs per year and engage members in a number of community outreach programs aimed to help green the places where we live, work, and learn. Join our team!

  • Assist with promoting educational events and programs; development of marketing and outreach materials, social media engagement; short-term research and data projects; and day-of event logistics. View job description.

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to: Emily Andrews, Executive Director, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter,
With new resources available, the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is seeking YOUR VOICE to develop the Economic Justice Action Plan, addressing historical barriers, economic inequities, and closing the racial wealth gap.

What economic and community development priorities should SLDC focus on?
  • Workforce Development
  • Business Empowerment
  • Neighborhood Transformation
  • Equitable & Inclusive Development
How can the St. Louis Development Corporation adjust current practices?
Help provide your communities equitable opportunities to thrive, share your voice!
After the 2020 Midwest Climate Summit Think Tank Series, the 12 states that comprise the Midwest are ready to officially launch the Midwest Climate Collaborative!

Join the high-profile launch event with keynote speakers Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor, and Aimee Witteman Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy at the January 2022 Midwest Climate Summit.

If the Midwest were a country, they would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitting nation - on the planet.
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST, virtually, The Summit will highlight the critical role of the Midwest in mitigating and adapting to climate change, and the talent we have to collectively lead this work.
Following the Midwest Climate Collaborative launch, attend the Midwest Climate Research Workshop, January 28 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm CST, on creating a Midwest Climate Research Agenda.
You're invited! The MGS Partner Network will meet virtually, Thursday, February 3 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST. This convening will have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus, specifically addressing how to be effective partners with low-income schools.

If your organization can provide resources to help schools with one or more of the following, we want you there!

  • reducing environmental impact and costs
  • improving health and wellness of students and staff
  • increasing sustainability literacy
The network is envisioned to engage partners across Missouri who provide a wide variety of resources for schools to achieve their green goals, from guest speakers and field trip opportunities to technical expertise and funding support.

Participating partners are able to expand their own audiences while developing stronger relationships with schools and other partners across the state leading towards effective collaborations.
Each Connect on the Quest kicks off with two Green Schools Quest (GSQ) participants sharing updates on their projects. Then, a handful of organizations present on resources they offer to support schools in their green schools endeavors. Events take place from 4:30-5:30 pm CST, virtually.


  • Tuesday, January 18 -
  • Tuesday, February 15 -
  • Thursday, March 31 -
Brandon Verhoff, PH.D. Manager, Budgets & Reporting, Caleres, Inc.
USGBC-MGC Member since 2015
Chair of the Education Committee
Cara Spencer, Director, Building Energy Exchange STL & Alderman, City of Saint Louis
USGBC-MGC Member since 2021
Julie Villa, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Associate Architect, Ittner Architects
USGBC-MGC Member since 2014
Chair of the Higher Education &Emerging Professionals Committee
David Charles, Resource Center Manager, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis
USGBC-MGC Member since 2015
Chair of the Education Committee
Lisa J. Reed, PE, IALD, MIES, LEED BD+C, Founding Principal of Envision Lighting Design, LLC
USGBC-MGC Member since 2013
Member of the Membership & Marketing Committee
Shane Healey, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Architect, Lawrence Group
USGBC-MGC Member since 2015
1000 North Vandeventer Ave. 63113
Tell us what you think about this month's USGBC-MGC article written by Hannah Roth, 2021 Chair, Board of Directors, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Promoting Green Buildings For 20 Years In St. Louis Area

Read the latest issue of the Healthy Planet! Subscribe and enter the drawing for a Missouri Botanical Garden Ticket. Sign up here!

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Ready to renew your USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership? Check your membership status.

We also have a Membership Directory! Check to see who's a member, find a member in your green building industry, or view the chapter leadership and expertise of our Missouri Gateway community. View the membership directory.
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Lighting Associates - Renewing Silver

Missouri Historical Society - Renewing Gold

Ross & Baruzzini - Renewing Silver

Tarlton - Renewing Silver

The financial support of our sponsors is integral to ensuring that everyone can live, work and learn in smart and healthy buildings.
What Your Company Gains as a USGBC - Missouri Gateway Sponsor: 
EXPAND: Grow the knowledge of green building and sustainability in our community & contribute to a more equitable future by gifting a Green Sponsorship for a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise or community group.
PARTICIPATE: Get involved in educational programs, special events and community projects to showcase your company's leadership.
EXPOSURE: As a Chapter Sponsor, your company will be:
  • Listed on our website which receives 6,500 visitors and 60,000 page views per month.
  • Included in our monthly e-newsletter with over 5,000 subscribers.
  • Recognized at monthly programs.
LEARN: Keep up with the latest green building trends and technologies and earn continuing education hours.
ALIGN: Differentiate your company as a leader in the sustainability movement in your community.

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Sponsorship includes numerous benefits - from complimentary Chapter memberships and monthly program passes to exposure on the Chapter website, e-news and at events.
You can learn more by downloading our 2022 Sponsorship Package or by contacting Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854. 
Thanks to Our PLATINUM Sponsors!
Thanks to Our GOLD Sponsors!
Healthy Planet
Thanks to Our SILVER Sponsors!
Thanks to Our GREEN SCHOOLS Sponsors!
THE GREEN SCHOOLS QUEST is also SUPPORTED in part by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Thanks to Our BRONZE Sponsors!
ECO Recycling

Custom Engineering

Guarantee Electrical Company

Integrated Facility Services, Inc.

Navigate Building Solutions

Rosemann and Associates 


Thanks to Our GREEN Sponsors!
Advanced Green Consulting 

Faith Group, LLC

Horner & Shifrin, Inc.

Rise Community Development

Schaeffer Marketing Group


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To initiate, develop and accelerate the implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live, work, learn, and play.

We recognize that we are a predominately white organization – our staff, our leadership, and our membership. As an organization, we recognize that we have unintentionally contributed to the status quo of injustice and systems that are racist. We know that environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect communities of color. We are working to do our part to address and breakdown systemic and institutional racism while understanding our own implicit biases. Learn more about our Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.