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Annual Party &

Leadership Awards

December 8, 2022

2022 Annual Party & Leadership Awards

Join an evening of networking, merriment, and creating an equitable future.

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan invites our friends, members, and stakeholders to revel in all that was accomplished in 2022 at the Annual Party & Leadership Awards on December 8, 2022. This celebratory event will be held at the LEED-certified CityFlatsHotel in the Ballroom. The night will feature dinner, a keynote address by Jeremy Orr, Director of Litigation and Advocacy Partnerships at Earthjustice and Adjunct Law Professor at Michigan State University, and followed by drinks, merriment, and honoring the 2022 Leadership Awardees. 

The Leadership awardees exhibit a commitment to sustainable design, green building concepts, and innovation. We are excited to showcase their projects and share their stories with you.

To thank you for your dedication to our mission, members of USGBC West Michigan will receive discounted tickets to this event. You can become a member by visiting usgbcwm.org/join

We could not continue our mission without the contributions of our community members. If you find value in our organization please consider sponsoring or becoming a member. 

Centering Equity in Your Work

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Jeremy Orr

Director of Litigation and Advocacy Partnerships, Earthjustice

Jeremy Orr is the Director of Litigation and Advocacy Partnerships for Earthjustice where he leads the organizational strategy on engaging and partnering with communities and other stakeholders. Prior to Earthjustice, he served as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council on the Safe Water Initiative. In that role, he focused on drinking water and source water protection issues, working to ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water.

Jeremy Orr is the Director of Litigation and Advocacy Partnerships for Earthjustice where he leads the organizational strategy for engaging and partnering with communities and other stakeholders. Prior to Earthjustice, he served as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council on the Safe Water Initiative. In that role, he focused on drinking water and source water protection issues, working to ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water. With a background in community lawyering and community organizing around environmental justice and climate justice issues, he has previously worked as the Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council, an Environmental Justice Attorney with the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic at Wayne State University Law School, as the Executive Director of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, and as a National Director with the Peoples Climate Movement. He is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a member of the Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee, and the state chairperson of Environmental and Climate Justice for the Michigan NAACP. Additionally, he serves as a professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law and was named the 2022 Senior Fellow in Residence of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.

Call For Nominations

Innovative Project Award

Deadline to Submit is October 5, 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC West Michigan) celebrates the year’s accomplishments in the green building industry by awarding notable projects and organizations. We recognize those that strive for innovation, sustainability, and adding to our community vibrancy. USGBC West Michigan’s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.

Leadership Awards

The USGBC-WM Leadership Awards promote outstanding green buildings, programs, and efforts by recognizing projects, organizations, and people who have made extraordinary contributions to achieving healthy, high-performing green buildings across the state of Michigan. Hear from the 2022 awardees as they share their perspectives on the design, construction, and operation of the most outstanding buildings and projects of the year.

Get Involved with USGBC West Michigan

Want to make a difference in the built environment in our community? Become a sponsor or member of the chapter! We could not continue our mission without the contributions of our community members. If you find value in our organization please consider sponsoring or becoming a member. 

Our sponsors benefit from shoutouts in marketing materials, sponsorship recognition in our 5,000+ subscribing newsletter, tickets to our Annual Party and Leadership Awards Ceremony, and more.

By becoming a member of the USGBC West Michigan community you will gain access to educational materials and presentations from our events, resources on the latest green building practices, discounts to our events, and opportunities to network with leading professionals in your field.

Photos from last year's Annual Party &

Leadership Award Ceremony

The pictures above showcase the 2021 Annual Party and Leadership Awards Ceremony

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