Feature image: Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.
Understanding health’s interconnectedness with outdoor and indoor environments—and educating a generation about this connection so they’re eager to create a better future—starts in the classroom. In his story for Living Standard, Vince Meldrum, President and CEO of Earth Force, explains that by ensuring we’re accounting for new ways of learning about our spaces’ impact on our health and the power to influence decision-making, we’re also ensuring the next generation will come back ready to build a healthier and more resilient future for all.
The heart of the green building community’s efforts must go well beyond construction and efficiency and the materials that make up our buildings. We must dig deeper and focus on what matters most within those buildings: human beings. That’s what our Living Standard campaign is all about—connecting green buildings and LEED and connecting our products to people. Through this campaign, we aim to listen to our communities, share their stories and build a vision for a more sustainable future for all by making visible the tangible and positive impacts that green buildings and green communities have on our lives.