Today is the first day of Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. I attended Greenbuild 2007 in Chicago and it was a momentous occasion for me. I should say this is the one and only traveling I have done for work, so it made me feel very grown up and professional. Aside from that, the buzz at this conference (billed as the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building) was infectious and empowering. My colleague and I attended a bunch of seminars discussing case studies, advising tips, recommending products - it made you feel like you could conquer the world. I remember thinking that I was so fortunate to be in the career I was in because of the sheer potential for change, it was truly inspiring.
That year the keynote speaker was Bill Clinton, he could sell snow to an Eskimo as my grandma would say. That guy was smooth and leveraged his charisma to bring visibility to global warming and sustainable design. This year, the keynote speaker is Hillary Clinton - what an amazing powerhouse of a couple, that would make for one hell of an entertaining dinner party!