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November 12-15, 2024
Pennsylvania Convention CenterPhiladelphia, PA

Sustainability Hub Activations

New for 2022, Greenbuild is introducing Sustainability Hub Activations which allow Expo Hall attendees to experience hands-on activities to better the San Francisco community.

Making a Difference at Greenbuild

Wednesday, 11/2/22:
-10:15AM – 11:15AM (Initial Plan- AB Jones & Compass)
-12:30PM – 1:30PM-4:00PM- 5:00PM (Initial Plan- AB Jones & Compass)

Thursday, 11/3/22:
-10:15AM – 11:15AM (Initial Plan- La Cocina & Compass)
-12:30PM – 3:00PM (Initial Plan- La Cocina & Compass)

Compass Family Services

Compass will have a representative available during the event (can schedule 4 hour blocks of time). To speak to folks about the program and support attendees coming by who want to help wrap gifts visit the Compass booth on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference. 

Compass Family Services

Compass Family Services leads the way in helping San Francisco families facing homelessness with shelter, housing, childcare, mental healthcare, educational assistance, and employment services. We provide services to more than 6,500 parents and children each year. Compass has been a service innovator for more than 100 years, and families who complete our housing programs achieve 95% lasting success.

Mission: We help homeless families and those at imminent risk to achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, and well-being.

Compass and Greenbuild For The Holidays

Compass matches donors with more than 500 families tofulfill their holiday wish list. However, many families also come to Compass for shelter and other essential services later in the year and miss the adoption process. Gifts of toys and cash donations will ensure every family can receive gifts for their children and the services they need to address all barriers to stable housing.

  • Gifts wrapping station – gifts donated will be wrapped and tagged while onsite.
  • Attendees will be encouraged to bring gifts (minimum purchase $15) and receive a drink ticket for happy hour. Gifts can be purchased nearby at: Westfield San Francisco Centre: 865 Market Street. Target is located in the Metreon just across the street.

A.B. Jones Co.

Expanding upon our partnership from 2021 with A.B. Jones and Co.,  a social venture that centers around fork to farm sustainability to enhance Southern California soils and provide economic and environmental benefits to the community. A.B. Jones also has operations in the Bay Area working with wine growers in the napa valley to provide soil amendments from composting and vermiculture (worm farms!) and local non profit groups to get food healthy fresh food to those in need.  

About A.B. Jones and CO.

Andre and his team of staff and amazing volunteers work with green waste producers such as Restaurants, Grocery Stores, and Donors to collect fresh food items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Food items could be pre-or post-consumer compost, Fresh fruits, and veggies that don’t look right to be sold, or excess fruit and veg that needs to be eaten ASAP or it will go bad.

Edible ready fruit and veg are packaged into family food boxes by volunteers (shelf-stable goods are added) and provided, free for people in need at several pick-up locations throughout the Bay Area area.

Food Box Preparation

If donated food is too ripe for human consumption it goes to one of three places. The initial priority is animal feed for local farmers or to animals in livestock programs raised by kids in Future Farmers of America.

FOOD BOX PEPARATION– Hands on activation

Attendees can participate in creating their own food boxes to support the local community in need.  AB Jones will be bringing 3-4 pallets of food (fresh food along with packaged food)

  • attendees will help by unloading the pallets and setting things up on tables
  • Then create their own food boxes on a separate table that includes fresh items and shelf stable goods.
  • Roughly 10-15 people could create 100-150 boxes in an hour
  • TIMING – This can be done in shifts so more people can participate.