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What's New for 2020? Top 10 Reasons to attend A Midsummer Night's Green

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

USGBC National Capital Region’s A Midsummer Night’s Green is the premier awards event and fundraiser of the DMV green building community, and this year’s celebration promises to be unlike any before! From an online sustainable cocktail segment to food ordering options to our Green Building Trivia Night after-party, we have plenty of new opportunities for guests to engage, in addition to our main attraction – the announcement of our 2020 Community Leader Award winners.

Check out our Top 10 reasons to attend A Midsummer Night's Green below. Register now - don't miss this chance to recognize and celebrate the local people and projects leading the way in the DMV!

10.) This year's virtual format means we are able to offer tickets at our most affordable price point ever! Registration is free for members and only $25 for general admission.

9.) A Midsummer Night's Green regularly draws hundreds of attendees from across the DC metro region. Make new connections and visit with old friends during our virtual networking reception.

8.) We're taking sustainable event planning virtual! While this year's virtual format means we won't be carbon offsetting or auditing our waste stream, we will be sharing sustainable practices for you to use in your home. Tune in and learn how to use less energy at home and save on your utility bill!

7.) Interested in learning how to mix a cocktail/mocktail? Here's your chance! During the reception portion of the event attendees will have the opportunity to attend a virtual cocktail class with Serenata, with the option of ordering ingredients ahead of time or using a provided recipe. Check out this page for more information and to order.

6.) Get the latest updates on green building programming in your community from our speaker panel featuring local government representatives from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

5.) Test your sustainable building knowledge at our Green Building Trivia Night After-Party, organized by USGBC NCR's Emerging Professionals committee.

4.) We're thrilled to be partnering with Farmer's Restaurant Group and Founding Farmers to offer a menu of sustainably sourced three-course dinner and drink options for delivery or pick up. Food and drink are paid for separately from the event. Dinner may be ordered for one ($67) or for two ($110). The delivery charge is $6.99. Orders must be placed by July 19. Pick-up and delivery will be available July 22 and 23. Please use this form to order.

3.) Help decide which of our outstanding nominees will take home our 2020 People's Choice Award. The winner will be decided by popular vote during the event!

2.) See which of our incredible project award finalists take home top honors during our awards ceremony, and celebrate the people and organizations who are making better buildings and better lives a reality for all in the DC area.

1.) Your presence at A Midsummer Night's Green shows your support for USGBC's mission in the National Capital Region, and proceeds from the event support local green building education, advocacy, and community outreach. Join us, and be a part of creating a greener, healthier, more resilient, and more equitable tomorrow for all in the DMV and beyond!

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