USGBC Redwood Empire Supports Program Teaching Youth Skills

The US Green Building Council, Redwood Chapter to Grant the LIME Foundation $10,000 to Support Green Building Programs for Youth

Sebastopol, CA | October 18, 2023

The US Green Building Council, Redwood Chapter, is pleased to announce that it will be granting the LIME Foundation $10,000 to support its green building programs for youth and its Nextgen Trades Academy. The grant will be dispersed over two installments, with $5,000 being awarded this year and an additional $5,000 being awarded twelve months from now.

The LIME Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to educate and empower youth to create a more sustainable future. The foundation offers a variety of programs, including a Design Build competition, which challenges students to design and build a sustainable structure.

The US Green Building Council, Redwood Chapter, is a local chapter of the USGBC, a national non-profit organization that works to promote sustainable building practices. The chapter is committed to supporting green building education and outreach in the Redwood region.

“We are excited to partner with the LIME Foundation to support its green building programs for youth,” said Oren Wool, Executive Director at the US Green Building Council, Redwood Chapter. “These programs teach students important skills about sustainability and design, and they help to inspire a new generation of green building leaders.”

“We are grateful for the support of the US Green Building Council, Redwood Chapter,” said Letitia Hanke, LIME Foundation, Founder. “This grant will help us to continue to provide our youth with the resources and support they need to create a more sustainable future.”

The LIME Foundation will designate the grant to its Design Build competition for 2024. The LIME Foundation will be working with a local high school in Sonoma County. Students will work in teams to design and build a sustainable structure using recycled and sustainable materials. The competition will be judged by a panel of experts from the green building industry.

The NextGen Trades Academy prepares students who may not have the opportunity to go to college for well-paying work in the construction trades.

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