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Getting to Zero Twitter Chat: Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve our Climate Goals

The 2021 Getting to Zero Forum is happening this October 27-29, and we're excited to highlight the ways our industry can work with the next generation to continue valuable decarbonization work. Join us on Twitter, Monday, September 20th at 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT, to hear from some incredible thought leaders from Forums past and present on the topic, Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve our Climate Goals.

As we witness more of the direct effects of climate change, it has become evident that reducing carbon emissions from the built environment must be a multigenerational effort. With 48% of the youngest generation entering the workforce (Generation Z) coming from communities of color, it is crucial that our industry adapts to better reflect a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The release of the recent NIBS 2021 Built Environment Social Equity Survey specifically highlighted the need to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into place within the industry. In this Twitter chat, we will discuss the steps that must be made to prepare this next generation to continue important climate work–through mentorship, programs, education and more.

Participants will include:

  • Rachel Romero, NREL, tweeting with @SolarDecathlon
  • Alyssa Adnani, Legrand
  • Steven King, Environmental Leadership Program
  • Amy Upton, Grimm + Parker Architects
  • Kate Bubriski, Arrowstreet
  • Georg Reichard, Society of Building Science Educators
  • Holly Zimmerman, Pennsylvania State University
  • Lauren Bennett, University of Oregon
  • Kyle White, University of Oregon

Need a reminder? Download a calendar invite for the Twitter Chat below (desktop only):
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Join us on Twitter and follow the hashtag #GTZForum2021 during the chat to participate! Not sure how to participate? Here are some tips to get you started!