Kimberly Lewis, U.S. Green Building Council:
Greening up the buildings that serve as community anchors
Kimberly Lewis was named the White House Champion of Change for Clean Energy in April 2011. As Senior Vice President, Kimberly works to integrate, diversify, and globalize U.S. Green Building Council’s volunteers, chapters, and emerging professionals. USGBC is instrumental in reducing energy waste from buildings--which comprises 38 percent of America’s carbon pollution.
USGBC introduced ADVANCE under Kimberly’s leadership. ADVANCE expands access to green building to communities of color by focusing on the anchors for community action and life like community centers, houses of worship, schools, and cultural institutions.
Kimberly serves on the advisory boards of Starwood Hotels, Marriott International Hotels, and convention and visitors bureaus in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Denver.
My nieces and nephews are the light of my life. They will bear the burden of previous generations unsustainable use of energy resources that lead to pollution and climate change. President Obama's Clean Power Plan is vital to protecting vulnerable populations such as children, the poor and the elderly who share an undue burden of climate change. It will not be easy - but we believe the EPA's approach can work.