Journalist and author Sebastian Junger will speak at the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild plenary and celebration taking place Thurs., Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Author of The Perfect Storm WAR, which chronicles the conflict in Afghanistan, Junger engages audiences with powerful, emotionally compelling and vivid portraits of the impact of the tremendous forces of nature and conflict, and the lessons we can learn from how we deal with them.

“Junger’s latest book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, is a stunning wake-up call for America that transcends its intriguing premise with unexpected lessons for all of us in the trenches of modern-day life,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and co-founder of USGBC. “Drawing on the experience of ‘soldiers who all but ignore differences of race, religion and politics within their platoon,’ it shows how when we face adversity, humans usually come together and in that coming together, thrive. Though Junger’s experiences and the situations he has witnessed are often extreme, they are also relevant to our own lives because he conveys them in a way that highlights how our natural human instincts of selflessness, loyalty and the need for meaning kick in when we are faced with difficult circumstances. We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming Sebastian to the Greenbuild stage in October.”

This year, the Greenbuild plenary will be held on Oct. 6, instead of its traditional Wednesday slot and is combined with the celebration, which will take place immediately following the conclusion of the plenary.

Tickets to the plenary and celebration are included in the purchase price of a four-day conference pass, three-day conference pass, Thursday day-pass or can be purchased separately by members of the sustainable building community for $150-200 each, depending on when they are purchased.

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