• “It’s not just about the building. The building is a demonstration, but really what’s happening is we’re changing minds.”

    - JASON F. MCLENNAN, ILFI CEO

  • "I want to challenge the belief that restorative buildings can't be done in Eastern Europe by promoting and implementing the principles of the Challenge."

    - STEVEN BORNCAMP, AMBASSADOR, ROMANIA

  • "New relationships are being forged around projects and initiatives, while those with existing relationships are considering new ways of working together."
    - MARY DAVIDGE, FACILITATOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COLLABORATIVE

Ambassador Network

The Living Building ChallengeTM is more than a certification program. As an advocacy tool, the Challenge offers a framework with the power to change the way entire communities value sustainability, equity and prosperity.

The Ambassador Network is a global volunteer initiative to encourage the rapid and widespread adoption of restorative principles guided by the Living Building Challenge. Within this network, individuals and local groups called Living Building Challenge Collaboratives discuss restorative principles, share expertise, and remove cultural, regulatory and ideological barriers to systematic change. In support of this endeavor, the Institute provides training for two distinct volunteer opportunities:

Ambassador Presenters

Professionals who wish to shift the focus of green building conversations are trained through the Ambassador Network to deliver informal introductory presentations to peers, local organizations, institutions, companies and community groups. In communities with low but nascent familiarity and support for the Living Building Challenge, Ambassador Presenters help build local capacity for sustained discussions on restorative principles and the formation of a local Living Building Challenge Collaborative. Learn More.

 

 


Collaborative Facilitators

Living Building Challenge Collaboratives are community-based groups that meet in-person regularly to share knowledge and create the local conditions that support development of Living Buildings, Sites and Communities. Each Collaborative is overseen by at least two trained Facilitators, who are responsible for cultivating a welcoming environment for grassroots involvement and outreach. Each Living Building Challenge Collaborative has an online presence on Facebook. If there is no Collaborative in your area yet, we hope you will be inspired to form one. Learn More.

 

 

CHANGE AGENTS

Living Building Challenge Collaborative:Connecticut is a community-based, in-person group of Living Building Challenge enthusiasts that provides an opportunity for informal learning experiences and advances community transformation. Collaborative members create the local conditions that allow for development of Living Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods. 

 

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Ambassador Network Map

Join your local Living Building Challenge Collaborative! Red placemarks denote Collaboratives (and include links to local Collaborative Facebook pages). Blue placemarks denote Ambassador Presenters.

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