The Green Buildings and Landscapes (GBL) professional section of the APGA serves as a resource for professionals at public gardens throughout North America working to improve the environmental sustainability of their facilities, landscapes, and practices. Public gardens of all sizes and scopes collectively reach millions of people per year. As Living Museums and centers for learning, these gardens are in an excellent position to influence the public on sustainability issues by leading by example and becoming a catalyst for sustainable development in their communities and regions.
The Green Buildings and Landscapes professional section benefits members by providing leadership and support and promoting information sharing on sustainability. GBL serves as a network and forum to assist and strengthen the efforts of staff and institutions to make their operations more sustainable. It also fosters the accumulation of knowledge about sustainability and best practices and its dissemination to APGA members, to other organizations, and to the public.