Sustainable Event Planning: Disrupting the Norm

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Anna Yung is Verdical Group’s Marketing & Events Intern. She holds a BA in Economics and a Minor in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College.

When Verdical Group was founded back in 2012, the firm’s primary focus was to provide green building consulting. As our team’s expanded and our collective knowledge and experience grew, we began hosting small events to share our expertise with clients and local sustainability professionals.

In 2014, Verdical Group’s Founder, Drew Shula, planned a small event to support industry, policymakers, and educators in the transition to a net zero future. The Verdical Group team was stunned when nearly two hundred showed up — it was clear that there was immense interest, and a lack of general knowledge, about this emerging trend. Today, many cities and states have mandates for net zero new construction and our Net Zero Conference is the world’s largest net zero building conference and expo with programming focusing on climate, carbon, energy, water, waste, and transit. 

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COVID-19’s Unintended Silver Lining

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Anna Yung is Verdical Group’s Marketing & Events Intern. She holds a BA in Economics and a Minor in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College.

When news that the coronavirus had landed in the US broke, I never imagined things would get this serious. I had been following reports of what was going on in China and Italy, but I think that, like a lot of people during the onset of this crisis, I failed to understand the severity. The coronavirus has left the world at a loss of how to proceed with normal life as it impacts families, small businesses, and local economies.

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