As a fun addition to the Chrysalis Awards, USGBC Georgia will be hosting a virtual Silent Auction starting August 5th and ending after the awards ceremony on August 25th! Check out what is up for the auction. It's all for a good cause! A portion of the proceeds will go to help women who can not afford to attend our Women in Green program.
William will play a new original song for us during the Chrysalis Awards program. If you would like to get a feel for his music, check out one of his other songs below.
Check out last year's Chrysalis Award Winners!
ABOUT THE 2021 EVENT
Lisa Conway, VP Sustainability - Americas at Interface, will join the 2021 Chrysalis Awards as keynote speaker. Lisa will share the company’s mission to reverse global warming – Climate Take Back, and the work of the program Interface co-founded – the materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN).
August 24, 2021, 4 to 5 pm
Stay a little late and get a chance to meet the winners in breakout rooms.
The built environment is only one part of the green industry fabric.
USGBC Georgia created the CHRYSALIS AWARDS to support broadening the conversation between the green building industry and our green community. Our goal is to support and recognize the PEOPLE and PROJECTS within our community that represent the breadth of what sustainability means from a high-performance building to an urban farm feeding a neighborhood, to a material with a low carbon footprint, to a thriving green team within a company.
We know there are leaders in our communities of all industries engaging in extraordinary work, driving innovation, transforming their industry, and accelerating knowledge exchange around a diversity of sustainability strategies. All these initiatives are environmental movements implemented by a project or person transforming our community.
Help us recognize these transformational leaders and projects!
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE CHRYSALIS AWARDS?
A chrysalis is the form a caterpillar takes before it emerges from its cocoon as a fully formed moth or butterfly. It is considered a transformational state for insects from larvae to adult.
USGBC Georgia wants to support and honor leaders transforming Georgia’s green building and green communities.
To ensure that USGBC Georgia is connected to the region’s equity experts; to cultivate relationships; and to deliver a diverse and equitable Chrysalis Awards and related activities (silent auction and outreach). The equity working group has been integrated into all of the sub-committees, planning to ensure the equity lens is present on all activities.
We encourage schools, community centers, non-profits and small businesses to join us for our program. If you need the program fee waived or reduced, please contact Beth Ament (email@example.com).
Please contact us for more information.
Proceeds from this event support our education, advocacy, and volunteer programs. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate the inspiring people and innovative projects working to bring better buildings and better lives to all of Georgia!
Hosted by USGBC Georgia
As part of the ticket to the awards, we came together online on Wednesday, August 18th at 7pm for a viewing of Beyond Zero. The video is now heading to the awards circuit and we will update everyone when it is available to the general public. In the meantime, you are welcome to take a peak at the trailer below.
“Beyond Zero is a fascinating story, not only about inspirational and visionary founder Ray Anderson, but the struggles and determination of a company trying to become a positive force in the world. The film delivers a message that needs to be told: In the end it indeed boils down to people, and business can be more successful and resilient, simply by doing the right thing.”
Paul Polman - Former CEO, Unilever & Board Member, United Nations Global Compact
“An inspiring and practical wake-up call to what’s possible… Required viewing for every CEO, Entrepreneur and MBA student in America.”
Haley Rushing - The Purpose Institute
BEYOND ZERO VIEWING
ABOUT USGBC GEORGIA
MAKING GEORGIA A GREENER, HEALTHIER, MORE EQUITABLE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY.
USGBC Georgia is working to make healthy, sustainable buildings a reality for the people of Georgia within a generation. We serve Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Central Georgia (Macon area) and Savannah. Each branch has a leadership group (BLG) elected from the region's membership; and each branch sends representation to the USGBC Georgia Market Leadership Advisory Board.
Our diverse membership comprises builders, architects, environmentalists and nonprofits, each providing a wealth of knowledge and industry access at every level.
As part of a large network helping advance sustainable places to live and work nationwide, we help fulfill USGBC’s mission in Georgia by providing education and opportunities to volunteer and network through our branches