SUPPORT URBAN GREEN COUNCIL
An essential resource for the region’s sustainable building professionals
We help ensure that New York will be a great place to live for generations to come.
We do this by advocating for a thoughtful, sustainable approach to urban planning, development, and energy policy…and by providing valuable education and networking opportunities for thousands of individuals every year.
Urban Green Council is a separate nonprofit from our national organization, the U.S. Green Building Council, and we are responsible for our own fundraising. So we look to individuals, organizations, foundations and government to support our critical work.
See our recent Annual Report.
Passionate about specific aspects of sustainability in the urban built environment? Support it – and support us!
Just like any other organization, we have rent checks to write and key staff members to pay. Help keep our best minds doing research that’s geared toward results, and our best trainers running courses that make a difference. Help keep our doors open.
We focus on legislative action to help ensure change that makes an impact for generations to come. Our Advocacy Fund supports key initiatives like the Green Codes Task Force, and enables us to work with government and private stakeholders to advance sustainable building efforts throughout New York City.
Our educational events help keep New York-area professionals up-to-date on the latest trends in urban sustainability. Our modest fees cover only a small part of our costs; your support ensures our offerings meet the needs of over 4,000 New Yorkers each year.
Our research projects focus on topics of interest to the New York building community – topics that lead to direct conclusions and actions. One recent study, There are Holes in our Walls, found that the average room air conditioner leaks as much air as a six- inch hole—and increases annual heating costs by $130-$180 million in New York City alone.
Many companies have matching gift programs that double or even triple the amount of your donation. Ask if your employer has a matching gift program.
If they do, send your employer’s matching gift form and your donation to:
Urban Green Council
20 Broad Street, Suite 709
New York, NY 10005
The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support our work. Your gift of securities will entitle you to a federal charitable deduction when you itemize your tax returns, and you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift if you have held the securities for at least one year. In addition, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on all stock that you chose to donate to Urban Green Council.
To make a gift of stock, please instruct your broker or bank to contact us at 212.514.9385, ext. 19, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please notify us of all stock gifts. This will help us identify and shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process.
Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax identification number is 01-0601798.