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Case Studies & Cocktails

Learn how to create a more sustainable city over cocktails at Hotel Congress.

April 18, 2017

Upcoming Events

What: USGBC Case Studies & Cocktails with Tucson Emerging 2030 District
When: Thursday, April 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Tucson Emerging 2030 District are hosting a networking reception this Thursday—and you’re invited. This  event will include an introduction to the 2030 District and will provide residents, business owners, and professionals with some of the information necessary to make Tucson a greener, better city. You’ll receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Hotel Congress and learn about some of its sustainable initiatives such as:

  • Sourcing local and sustainable ingredients for the hotel’s restaurant
  • Using upcycled wine bottles from Refresh Glass
  • Eliminating as many straws as possible as a part of the One Less Straw campaign with One More Generation
  • Switching to 100% recycled and compostable paper coasters and drink cups
  • Providing guests with solar-heated water
  • And more!

Tucson is the first city in Arizona to receive an Emerging 2030 designation; 2030 districts that are committed to reducing their buildings’ energy and water use and their transportation emissions by 50% by the year 2030. Some of our fellow districts include Seattle, Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco.

During the reception, you’ll hear about the Emerging District’s goals from the Executive Committee. Speakers include:

  • Gina Murphy-Darling, founder of Mrs. Green’s World
  • Dr. Gary Pivo, professor Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning; School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
  • Peter Dobrovolny, retired architect and one of the creators of Seattle’s 2030 District
  • Michael Peel, community and government relations liaison at Pima County Community College

The cost for this informative networking event is $10 for USGBC members, $15 for non-members, and free for Students with a valid student ID. Registration includes complimentary appetizers and one free drink. You can purchase your tickets here.

See you there!

Header image by Steven Meckler from the article “Hotel Congress Breaths History” from our September/October 2014 issue.







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