Bill Clinton to keynote 2017 Greenbuild

Former president will speak Nov. 9 in Boston.

September 20, 2017
CDR Staff
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Washington, and Informa Exhibitions announced that former President Bill Clinton will give a special keynote address at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The keynote will take place on Thursday Nov. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

“President Clinton is a long-time friend and advocate of the green building movement and our community continues to be encouraged and inspired by his years of philanthropic work to help those less fortunate and create resilient communities,” says Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “We know that his message of inclusion and environmental responsibility will challenge us to not only be better environmental stewards, but to be better citizens of the world.”

USGBC previously announced that Project Haiti, its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-registered orphanage and children’s facility currently being constructed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be officially named the William Jefferson Clinton Children's Center. The facility is aiming for LEED Platinum and has been named in honor of President Clinton in recognition of the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) work to engage and empower the global community.

President Clinton served as the 42nd president of the U.S. and was responsible for the creation of more than 22 million jobs, USGBC says. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with the goal to help build more resilient communities by developing and implementing programs that improve people’s health, strengthen local economies and protect the environment.

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