24A — August 31 - September 13, 2012 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Keynote USGBC NJ 10th Anniversary Gala & Awards Dinner

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the USGBC NJ, I am pleased to welcome visionary environmental business leader and advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as keynote speaker for our 10th Anniversary Gala & Awards Dinner on October 11, 2012 at the new Revel in Atlantic City.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED AP Gensler VICE CHAIR Wayne D. DeFeo, LEED AP DeFeo Associates TREASURER Ed Seliga Advanced Solar Products, Inc. SECRETARY RJ Donnelly, LEED AP Donnelly Industries, Inc. PAST CHAIR WilliamAmann, P.E., DCEP, LEEDAP M & E Engineers, Inc DIRECTORS David Cardella Cardella Waste Services Zach Gallagher, P.E., LEED AP NJ Meadowlands Comission Joe Porrovecchio, LEED AP, CRM Carbon-Key, LLC Paul Qvale, LEED AP Hillmann Group Lisa San Filippo, AIA, LEEDAP, BD&C Turner Construction Co. Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide Andrew Topinka, CPMR Technical Group Services, Inc Ed Walsh, P.E. The Walsh Company Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED AP, BD&C Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Florence Block Alliance Environmental, LLC Bill Gates, LEED AP BD&C Hunt Construction Anthony Marano Marano Group, Inc. Brad Miller, P.E., P.P.

We are thrilled to have Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speak at this year’s Gala. He is an inspiring voice in the field of environmental advocacy and a perfect fit for our 10th anniversary celebration. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate, lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. In 2009, he was named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change.” As a keynote speaker, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers a passionate defense of the environment and of how its continued neglect affects the future of the planet and the health of future generations. He advocates a direct and aggressive approach against entities whose policies accelerate pollution and maintain the status quo. Kennedy calls upon all people to actively make a difference in their world.


The USGBC NJ’s Annual Gala is the event of the year for green building and sustainability professionals in the tri-state area. Last year, keynote speaker Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker wowed the crowd. This year the event is black tie optional, with music and dancing to follow the speakers and presentation of awards. The event’s location proves to be a star in its own right. The entire site is visually striking, and the food is top notch. There is so much to see and do at Revel, that the New York Times cleverly noted, “Oh, and there’s a casino, too.” For 10 years USGBC NJ has served as the meeting ground, catalyst, and propeller for sustainability-minded individuals in building-related professions. Through the NJ Chapter, LEED and green building in general, have found fertile ground in New Jersey. USGBC NJ is thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary at Revel with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and we hope you will join us.

For more information, feel free to visit www.usgbcnj.org/events. Sincerely, Florence Block

Executive Director USGBC NJ

Chapter Events

10/11/12 – USGBC J 10th Anniversary Gala and Awards Dinner, Revel, Atlantic City, NJ

9/20/12 – LEED International: Review of LEED Projects in Mexico & South America, Back to Nature, Basking Ridge, NJ

For details on all USGBC-NJ events, visit www.usgbcNJ.org 9/14/12 – “Show Me the Money” – a special half-day seminar Salem Community College, Carney’s Point, NJ

Number of New Jersey chapter members:


LEED Green Associate GENERAL COUNSEL Harry E. McLellan, Esq, LEED Green Associate

Number of USGBC member Companies in NJ:


Number of LEED Accredited Professionals in NJ:


McLellan & Associates, LLC CHAPTER COORDINATOR Mary Ellen Garrigus Communications & Membership Coordinator Medea Villere ’ www.usgbcnj.org

Number of LEED registered projects in NJ: Number of LEED certified projects in NJ:

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