United States Green Building Counsil - South Dakota Chapter South Dakota Chapter

What does 'sustainability' mean?

Dictionary definition:

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty  [suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee]   noun

1.the ability to be sustained,  supported, upheld, or confirmed.

2. Environmental Science: the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.

 Gandhi1.jpg"Earth provides enough to satisfy every mans needs, but not every mans greed." ~Mahatma Gandhi














Our Chapter welcomes the opportunity to speak at conferences, expos and events on the topic of sustainability and green building. In 2012 our Chapter Chair did a presentation for the AIA Design in the Hills convention. If you are interested in utilizing the resources our Chapter has to offer please contact our Chapter Secretary at kimg@skylineltd.com.

Links to Local Sustainable Businesses & Organizations


Black Hills Farmer's Market

South Dakota Farmers Union

Wild Idea Buffalo Co.

Breadroot Natural Foods Co-op

City of Rapid City Standing Committee on Sustainability

Sustainable South Dakota

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op