I'm Grateful for Volunteers

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Raising awareness for all things about sustainability requires many man hours.  Man hours being a liberal term of course.  Volunteers who put sustainability efforts above their own schedules and promote sustainabilty are priceless in their efforts, but also in their results. 

 

Volunteering at booths, in classrooms, and at public events requires a break away from their own business to help others understand the need to reduce their carbon footprint is very impactful work! 

 

The people that volunteer in sustainability can be described as self-less, caring, warm- hearted folks who are generous with their time.  We're pretty much like family and when someone leaves the group, warm memories surface.

 

The photo above is of one of the many times we set up "the beast" of a booth for the US Green Building Council.  The two folks on the left have since retired from construction and real estate.  Ali Al Asady can still be located on the West side of town working his real estate and we'll see him from time to time.  

Kirsten Shaw, Advanced Energy, 10/6/18 Multi-Family Tour

The classroom photo above is of the 10/6/18  Multi-Family tour featuring Kirsten Shaw, General Contractor, Advanced Energy and HERS Rater for the project.  She's also an enthusiastic volunteer with a background in teaching in the high school and collegiate levels. 

May 10, 2018 Health Air Solutions Course

These are attendees, volunteers and sponsors of the first Healthy Home Challenges & Solutions seminar taught by Ali Al-Asady at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center  

Residential Committee, US Green Building Council

Our 2018 Residential Committee super volunteers who always made themselves available, spent their extra time on projects, and used their creativity toward events - THANK YOU!

Thank you to these and the countless volunteers who have enriched me with their friendship and their knowledge.  I am grateful for your volunteerism, love and laughter!  

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Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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You make the Green in your name so proud by spreading the word and giving of your time and talents.

Nov 09, 2018 06:51 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Volunteers of worthy causes are worth their weight in gold.  I'm glad you have them in your area, Jan.

Nov 10, 2018 01:06 AM #11
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jan, volunteers are essential for many causes, and many would not be as successful without them.

Nov 10, 2018 07:59 AM #12
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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And thank yourself as well since you are probably one of these volunteers helping to make a better life for others.

Nov 10, 2018 07:54 PM #13
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Volnteers who support organizations with their time, energy and other resources are invaluable to any community. I'm grateful for those who are being of service to others and thank them all for their compassion and fortitude. 

Nov 12, 2018 12:56 AM #14
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Debbie Reynolds . I've actually had to defend my reputation as a realtor by telling folks that I didn't get into this because of my name. I grew up with a very sustainable mother who taught me a lot about sustainability through her efforts.  She bought antiques, refinished them in our garage, and resold them.  She refinished all the woodwork in our home, baseboards, cabinets, everything.  She sewed the pinch pleat drapes, reupholstered our furniture rather than buying anything new, and made most of my clothes.  She also gardened, canned, and we bought everything in bulk from day old bread to milk, including powdered milk.  She had a head for business and made things work.  Most of my house is antiques infiltrated with a few "newer" items.  This is what I usually tell folks at the start of each of my classes before I tell them how to add value to a home with energy efficient features :)  We'd make  a great team Debbie!

Nov 13, 2018 03:23 PM #15
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank  you Myrl Jeffcoat ! It's been great lately starting a new committee and seeing these folks on a regular basis.  It's energizing!

Nov 13, 2018 03:24 PM #16
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So true Joan Cox !  It's critically important for MANY organizations to have volunteers on so many levels.  

Nov 13, 2018 03:25 PM #17
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're probably a great volunteer yourself Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 !  Good for you and thank you!

Nov 13, 2018 03:25 PM #18
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Gratitude is an art Kimo Jarrett and it sounds like you've figured that out, too!  Good for you!

Nov 13, 2018 03:26 PM #19
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Our Board of REaltors started the Feed the Need Campaign for our local food pantries and we all volunteer in one way or another. We have a great leader to keep us going. What would this world be like without volunteers?

Nov 13, 2018 07:06 PM #20
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That's a great volunteer project you have with your board Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® !  Leaders are so helpful in keeping projects together and volunteers organized.  Good for you for participating!  

Nov 13, 2018 07:10 PM #21
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Jan - what a wonderful service that you and your volunteers perform!

Nov 14, 2018 07:02 AM #22
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Grant Schneider !  It's rewarding and fulfilling to create projects that benefit the masses!  Our volunteers right now are busy working on a 1/14/19 course where we're bringing to Arizona (from Florida) a national appraiser instructor to teach about a little known form that was created as an attachment to the appraisal, listing energy efficient features.  That little known form is not in the regular real estate forms and most agents don't know it exists.  Should be interesting!  

Nov 14, 2018 08:08 AM #23
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Jan, Funny seeing you here when I just saw you on Facebook.  It is great to have volunteers to help out all the time.  Make it a great day!

 

Nov 14, 2018 09:31 AM #24
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Hey Will Hamm !  Nice catching up on FB and on my blog.  We have MANY volunteers between my various committees.  They are great people and we generally have a great time together while volunteering.  Makes the world go round! See you around and thank you for commenting!

Nov 14, 2018 10:14 AM #25
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jan Green - Thank you for volunteering for a worthy cause. Generations from now, people will come to appreciate what you have done.

You always get back more than you give without any expectations.

 

Nov 14, 2018 04:19 PM #26
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Of course you would know about volunteerism Patricia Feager  because you do it as well!  Good for you :) 

Nov 14, 2018 04:22 PM #27
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks for sharing your experience and your thoughts.

We should be posting more blogs about the effective efforts of volunteers in our home communities.

Nov 16, 2018 07:40 AM #28
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

And I bet you have lots to write about in that category Roy Kelley !  Good luck :)

Nov 16, 2018 12:17 PM #29
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