Nature In The News

This e-newsletter brings you the latest information and resources on biophilic design, the industry, and GPGB updates. 

Join GPGB at BOMA 2023

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Jan Goodman, GPGB Board President and Owner and President of Cityscapes Inc. along with Erica Weeks, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with Hastings Architecture, LLC, will present on Attracting and Retraining Tenants with Biophilic Design on behalf of Green Plants for Green Buildings at BOMA 2023. Join them in Kansas City, Missouri, June 24 – 27.

The BOMA International Conference & Expo (Building Owners and Managers Association) is an opportunity to learn from and network with your industry peers. Commercial real estate continues to evolve as buildings become smarter and the way people work shifts. Update your knowledge for the year ahead and discover innovations and opportunities that will help you further your career—all while engaging with the best network in the business.

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The River of Life – Orientate Earth, The Built Environment and Sustainable Workplace

We are excited to share a fascinating video from the Journal of Biophilic Design, a resource that we at Green Plants for Green Buildings greatly value.

“The River of Life: Orientate, Earth Construction, and Sustainability” is a must-watch for anyone interested in learning more about the role of nature in the built environment. Our team at GPGB strongly believes in the importance of biophilic design and sustainable construction practices that prioritize plant life and the natural world.

We hope you’ll take the time to watch and learn, and please share with others who may be interested in promoting the importance of biophilic design. Together, we can create a healthier, more sustainable future for our planet.

Win a Free Chance to Attend Greenbuild 2023

Greenbuild is celebrating Earth Day with a giveaway! Enter Greenbuild’s Earth Day contest to be entered to win a free pass to Greenbuild 2023. If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, this is your chance to win one. And if you’re already registered for 2023, don’t worry, your pass will be transferable to 2024.

To enter:

  1. Go to the @Greenbuild Instagram account and like this post.
  2. Follow @Greenbuild (we’ll be checking!).
  3. Tag someone in our community who should also attend Greenbuild in the comments.

A winner will be randomly selected and announced on the Instagram post and during our free webinar, ESG & Green Building: Concepts, Trends, and Leadership at 1pm ET on April 20th (mark your calendars!).

Good luck and spread the word! Let’s celebrate Earth Day 2023 together.


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Committee Members Wanted

GPGB depends on the work of volunteers to carry out our strategic initiatives and fulfill our mission. Serving on a committee is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make a minimum two-year commitment, the industry needs people like YOU! We are actively looking for committee members who are passionate about biophilia.
Committees include:
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Supporter Development
  • Education & Professional Development
All are driven by our Strategic Plan. Interested in a committee? Please complete the Committee Nomination form below and submit to Janice Goodman and Jenn Kerr.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

GPGB is making a difference and it’s all thanks to our valued Supporters. Our Supporter’s participation and contribution is greatly appreciated not only by us, but by everyone in the industry.

Biophilic Gallery

Biophilic designs are taking full effect! More designers and architects are shifting to a more natural environment for offices. In Gdynia, Nordea is one of the greenest offices that has natural elements throughout the office. This creates a work space that is full of positivity, increases creativity, and reduces stress.
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Cityscapes just launched a new line of Living FerNature tables available now! These statement-making tables double as planters to maximize the use of plants indoors!
Credit: Cityscapes

Want to Help Keep Nature in the News?

Everything we accomplish happens because people like you are stepping forward and supporting GPGB’s focus on having conversations with the building professionals who can #BringNatureIndoors.

If the spirit moves you, please consider supporting our work by making a donation.