Post co-authored by Sam Wheeler and Russ Avery
The whole EnviroSustain team is sad to hear the announcement that Greenbuild Europe 2020 is being postponed until 2021, amid the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
As Gold Sponsors for the second year running, we had planned some great sessions and content, but now we’re excited to have the opportunity to make 2021 even better! We had a great response to the team living our values with our plans to travel from Germany and London by train and ferry to Dublin – and we’re still committed to cut flying from our business activities and we will have an exciting travel diary for Greenbuild 2021.
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced their decision to sponsors and attendees on Friday last week as follows:
“Though we have received overwhelming support from our attendees, sponsors and speakers for Greenbuild Europe 2020 in Dublin, with the health and wellbeing of our attendees in mind, we have decided to reschedule this year’s conference to 2021. We continue to wish that our global community is safe and recovers quickly from this unfortunate coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” – USGBC
While we’re disappointed not to be able to visit Dublin this year and connect with colleagues, partners and peers, we understand the importance of employee health and wellbeing and we fully support the USGBC team in their decision.
Indeed, none of us in the Greenbuild community would be practicing what we preach if we all decided to convene in Dublin in the midst of a global health crisis, because we are often speaking about the importance of health and wellbeing in the built environment. And one thing’s for sure: it certainly would not be healthy to get so many people from the USA and all over Europe together under one roof during such a time.
Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels in the coming weeks, as we will be making up for the postponement of Greenbuild Europe by publishing some different content. In the works are our new company video trailer, and we are also planning the launch of a brand new website in the late spring / early summer.
2020 is set to be another exciting year for us here at EnviroSustain! We hope we will see our fellow Greenbuild sponsors, exhibitors and attendees at other events throughout the year, but otherwise we look forward to seeing you all in Dublin next year!
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