To create a healthier world than the one we’ve inherited, we have to look at life through someone else’s lens. We have to help people make the connection between healthier building and healthier living. We have to ask questions of people who don’t look like us, who don’t live where we live, and who don’t experience the world the same way we do. In other words, we have to dig deeper.

Every person’s story matters. Every person’s health and access to economic prosperity matters. And when you understand how the intersection of these principles impacts your own life, you are more likely to share that experience and help improve the quality of life for others.

Check out these stories and then share your own. Please also visit our social channels for a closer look at how communities around the world have joined in USGBC’s commitment to building a healthier future for generations to come.