Ashley McGraw recently joined several United States architectural firms in joining the Architects Advocate for Action on Climate Change. As architects dedicated to healthy and livable communities, and guided by scientific consensus and reason, we advocate for action on Climate Change. Join us in supporting candidates for public office who affirm climate science and are dedicated to enacting meaningful and needed legislation.

What is Architects Advocate?
Architects Advocate is a public outreach initiative that gives voice to an important issue that affects healthy and livable communities and cities. Currently, it consists of 172 architecture and design firms which are speaking out publicly in support of action on Climate Change.

How was Architects Advocate started?
Architects Advocate started on July 22, 2016 when the 4 partners at Krueck + Sexton Architects unanimously agreed to launch the initiative. Over the next 6 weeks, leading up to the public launch on Sept 1, 2016, Krueck + Sexton collaborated with Peter Exley with Architecture is Fun, the campaign’s first supporter, by combining professional network connections and reaching out to fellow Chicago architects with an invitation to join.

Why architects?
Architects are in the business of creating healthy and livable cities and communities. In the United States, buildings (114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings) account for almost 40 percent of total U.S. energy use and associated CO2 emissions, and for 72 percent of U.S. electricity use (USDE). The architecture community is on the front line addressing Climate Change in a meaningful way. For everyone, we believe this is THE challenge and opportunity of our time. The Architects Advocate collaboration reinforces all architects’ commitment to designing prosperous and verdant communities, and securing the future for coming generations through architecture.

To learn more or join in support, please visit http://www.architects-advocate.com/commitment