YouthBuild Philly goes to the International GreenBuild Conference!

YouthBuild Philly’s new Green Building team is traveling to Toronto, Canada for the U.S. Green Building Council’s International GreenBuild Conference! Most of us have never been traveled outside of Philadelphia, so we are really excited about this opportunity.

“I’ve never been out of Philly, so this will be a great experience for me,” said team member Mary Ford, age 20. “I can’t wait to see a new place and meet new people to share our knowledge with.”

We are all looking forward to meeting other YouthBuild students from across the country and sharing our experiences. All the members of the Green Building team are new students at YouthBuild. We were accepted into the program at the beginning of September, and we have learned a lot in our first month on the worksite.

We are excited to learn about new green technology at the conference that we can bring back to our GreenBuild project in Philadelphia. Right now, we are still in the early phases of rebuilding the house, but we plan to use a lot of building techniques and materials to make the home green.

Watch a short video from a member of our team:

Desiree, YouthBuild Philly student, talks about our upcoming trip!

Stay tuned to hear all about our trip and the conference when we return from Toronto!

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