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Take Action on Climate Change now with VIBE

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It’s Time to Take Action on Climate Change with VIBE

Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humanity and it has massive implications for our livelihoods. Scientists recommend limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, but according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world must cut emissions by 45% over the next 6 years to meet that threshold. Buildings are responsible for about 40% of our carbon emissions, which means that efforts to make our built environment more sustainable need to be a big part of the solution. For this reason, it is critical that individuals, commercial real estate stakeholders, cities, and communities remain committed to taking action.

What is VIBE and Why was it created?

The Verdani Institute for the Built Environment (VIBE) is a non-profit organization founded by our parent company, Verdani Partners which is a separate ESG consulting firm focused on advancing ESG practices in the built environment for our global clientele. Beyond the work Verdani does for clients, we wanted to stretch towards an even wider impact helping fight climate change via the build environment. The original motivation for VIBE came when the last administration withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, we became concerned with the lack of federal action on environmental issues. Through VIBE we continue to provide resources for the green commercial building sector including resilience practices, education, workforce training, and global collaboration.

VIBE's Progress to date

For the past 7 years VIBE has made steady progress using scarce resources including donated time and support from volunteers who also believe in our cause. We've also grown our partnerships and outreach campaigns with the help of a impressive Board of Directors, and hiring part-time staff including an Executive Director, writer, editor, and graphic designer. On Earth Day 2021, VIBE launched a children’s books "Earth's Climate Heroes" which continues to sell on Amazon. And currently we're writing a series of 13 guidance reports on ESG topics affecting the commercial real estate industry.

Time is of the Essence

With only have 6 years left to make significant carbon emission reductions by decarbonizing the built environment on the path to Net Zero before our impacts are irreversible - time is of the essence! Thus we need your help to raise sufficient funding for VIBE to continue propelling our projects forward and making significant progress in our sector to address the climate crisis!

Your generous planet friendly donations help VIBE to:

· Educate and inspire thousands
· Catalyze action for fighting climate change
· Create a thriving and more resilient planet for future generations
· Invest in our initial programs that include education and collaboration

VIBE prioritizes three key areas of focus to fight climate change:

1. Sustainable Properties
2. Education & Research
3. Collaboration

Make A Difference
Learn more about our mission, projects, and team on our website. Donate to our fundraising campaign to make a difference for a more sustainable, resilient, and thriving future!

Please note that we are only able to accept donations from the US at this time.

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Donations 

  • Lou R.
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 7 mos
  • Brad M.
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 7 mos
  • Active Score
    • $640 
    • 8 mos
  • VIBE Board Members Holiday donations
    • $2,000 (Offline)
    • 2 yrs
  • LORDE Green Strategies
    • $30,000 (Offline)
    • 2 yrs
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Daniele Horton
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Carlsbad, CA

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