By: Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC
In so many parts of our country and the world, people are facing devastations from catastrophic weather and geological phenomena of a scope and scale that I cannot even begin to imagine. USGBC is a global community and watching those suffering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, wildfires in Oregon, the earthquake in Mexico and the new storms and hurricanes making their way through the Caribbean at this very moment has been heart-wrenching and a painful reminder that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters. My prayers are with those who are suffering, have lost loved ones, and must truly rebuild their lives and communities.
USGBC stands with these communities as they begin the long, hard work of recovering from the effects of these natural disasters. It will take many years for our coastal cities and those inland to return to a sense of peace and prosperity. USGBC, as an organization and as a community, will remain attentive to the needs of residents, students, city leaders and state officials for the duration of the recovery and renewal effort. We are All In and stand ready to help.