YouthBuild at Greenbuild 2015
Representatives from YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild programs attended Greenbuild 2015, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This year’s event took place in Washington, D.C. from November 16 to November 21.
On Tuesday, November 17, YouthBuild USA President Sangeeta Tyagi delivered a speech at the Communities & Affordable Homes Summit, a day of discussions focused on finding ways to create environmentally conscious communities that are capable of addressing issues relating to social equity, health, and economic opportunity. LA CAUSA YouthBuild graduate and LEAD, Inc. founder Ely Flores introduced Sangeeta Tyagi.
On Wednesday and Thursday, YouthBuild was present at the Greenbuild Expo with over 550 other companies and organizations working in the field of green building. Fifteen students from Sasha Bruce YouthBuild, 11 Greenbuild scholarship recipients, and YouthBuild Philadelphia’s Green Team joined forces with YouthBuild USA’s Green Initiative to share information with attendees. A team of YouthBuild reps stood in front of a conference booth donated by USGBC and outfitted by Freeeman.