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Road to Greenbuild - Our Charity Partner

Fireclay Tile is very excited to support Greenbuild’s 2012 Legacy Project in San Francisco!

This year the USGBC, the US Green Building Council, is holding their annual international conference and expo, Greenbuild, on green building in San Francisco in November.  Not only is Fireclay Tile an exhibitor, but we are also a proud supporter of Greenbuild’s 2012 Legacy Project

Background
Since 2003, Greenbuild has had a Legacy Project in the host city to service, educate and thank the host city.   Earlier this year, the USGBC Northern CA Chapter and Greenbuild committee members reached out for proposals.  The goals of the projects are to increase the quality of life in an environmentally positive manner, give back to the community and service a big area of San Francisco.

Legacy Project Chosen
By the deadline, 20 proposals were received ranging from projects involving primary schools, bathrooms in public areas, public gardens and science-based programs.  After tough review, the panel decided upon two urban gardens in San Francisco:  Potrero Hill Texas Street Farm and The Tenderloin Vertical Garden. 

Potrero Hill Texas Hill Garden

The Tenderloin Vertical Garden

Green Element:  Longevity
What isn’t so obvious about this year’s Legacy Project is that the funds are not merely for initial set-up.  Funds from this project are also used for managing and maintaining the seedbeds as well as training youth from the community to run the program.

Being in-line with so many of Fireclay’s values,  Legacy Project 2012 has us especially Fired Up! We will be donating proceeds based on several initiatives we are doing at the show. 

For more information:
USGBC Northern California Chapter, http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/

Greenbuild, http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx

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