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ULI Magazine, "Maturation of the Green Building Industry" Judi Schweitzer (interview)  Read more>

 


 

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Judi Schweitzer featured on Fox Business Network and CNN Headline News. “Green Development Project Management Solutions for Sustainable Communities of the Future” in Sustainable Practices for the 21st Century Series, Inside Business TV.  View video>


Judi Schweitzer selected as Sustainability Advisory for Hanley Wood’s Dream Team at Big Builder ’09 Virtual Event, The Dallas Dream Team Challenge: “Prospering in Prosper, Texas”, Big Builder Conference.


“Retreat features Sustainability”, Truman State University Index

“Judi Schweitzer is president of Schweitzer and Associates, a real estate consulting firm for businesses and institutions interested in sustainable development. Schweitzer, who graduated from Truman more than twenty years ago, worked with students and faculty last semester to pass a resolution called the Truman Sustainability Initiative, which aims to involve Truman and the Kirksville community in an active collaboration toward sustainability. She said sustainability is an economic system that weighs monetary, environmental and social costs and benefits.

"Whether it's reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing energy efficiency, reducing transportation impacts, reducing waste impacts from food and energy, etc., it's in everybody's best interest to live lightly on the land, but not everybody sees how closely connected that is," Schweitzer said.

Sustainable development is different than environmentalism. Sustainability focuses on methods to unite economic development with environmentally and socially sound practices, while environmentalism centers on actions that benefit the environment but not necessarily the economy. Before the Sustainability Initiative, Truman's various environmentally-conscious organizations were directed more toward environmental activities, but the initiative will unite these movements toward concrete goals, which fall under the umbrella of sustainability.”


“Judi Schweitzer named to Green Building Code Advisory Committee of California’s Building and Standards Commission,” Orange County Business Journal

 


 

“President Signs Sustainability Initiative” Truman Review, Vol. 13, No. 31 

“President Darrell Krueger signs Truman’s Sustainability Initiative at the Local Foods Banquet April 23. The Sustainability Initiative was crafted by Wiley (a December graduate and Schweitzer and Associates intern) and current students Hannah Hemmelgarn and Kelly Hall, in collaboration with Truman biologist Michael Kelrick and sustainable development consultant Judi Schweitzer, a Truman alumna. It will establish a President’s Sustainability Action Committee to identify and evaluate ways to modify University practices to create a more ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable campus and community”.


“Krueger signs Initiative:  President Krueger signed Truman’s sustainability initiative last week.” Truman State University Index

“Schweitzer…was really a spark plug and helped us all get organized…. Schweitzer said that working on the Initiative was her way of giving back to the place where she was first introduced to natural resource economics and honoring her stepfather, who was a Truman professor for 30 years. “Now there is a foundation to bring together administration, faculty and students in a way that hopefully can give it some structure, and this is something we can build on,” Schweitzer said. “I would like to help elevate this to the state and federal level to attract some funding to do some projects on campus. Also, the idea is to unite the University with the community, potentially with the local government and utilities.”


“Finding a Focus: An Introduction to Economics Nearly 20 Years Ago Touched Off a Quest to Help Balance Social, Environmental, and Economic Objectives.” Truman Review


“The World Around Us: Judi Schweitzer is helping society live green.” OC Metro Business

“Her company helps clients value green practices and sustainability that benefit ‘people, profits and planet.’ Orange County has seen no end of advantages from her relentless work to make real estate greener. And people value her work – a Monarch Beach resident wrote of her (Schweitzer) gives developers a much needed positive face, exemplifying the saying: ‘We can have it all. We can have environment and development.’”