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Handprints and Footprints

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership


March 12 Monthly Program

Handprints and Footprints

Visionary Gregory Norris will share his concept of “handprints,” an optimistic philosophy for addressing the challenge of sustainability. The approach aims to engage people not only in reducing their footprints (negative environmental impacts), but also in creating a net-positive impact on the environment through their handprints. 

Norris is co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net-Positive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard School for Public Health, and chief scientist at the International Living Future Institute. His concept of ‘Handprints’ was featured on the front page of Time Magazine in 2012.

    Gregory A. Norris, PhD
    Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
    Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute

    Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    5:30-6:15 pm - Registration & Networking
    6:15-7:30 pm - Formal Presentation

    Gregory Norris will also be presenting an in-depth seminar on 'Life Cycle Assessment Demystified' immediately prior to this event, from 3:30-5:30 pm.

    Alberici Headquarters
    8800 Page Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63114

    Free for USGBC-MGC Members & Full-Time Students
    $20 for Non-Members

    Click the register button on the left side of this screen.

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    Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early
    learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental
    sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified
    Preschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient
    experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.


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