August 2016

Linda Velazquez
Editor & Publisher


Hello, everyone!

As we're about to enter September, it's nice to anticipate Fall here in the northern hemisphere! And before you know it, we'll be in October and hopefully enjoy some cooler weather, and the exciting fall lineup of greenroof & wall conferences will get underway. I'm lucky enough to speaking at these three perennial  favorites:

First up comes the Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 on October 2 & 3 at Portland State University with renown UK greenroof campaigner Dusty Gedge as Keynote, along with other professionals. On October 1, you can choose between the Local Portland Greenroof Walk / Bike Tour or the Oregon Wine Country Greenroof Bus Tour (Aramis and I will be on this one!). Read my "Come to the Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 on October 2 & 3!" to learn more.

Then on October 19 - 21 we're off to Bogotá, Colombia, host for the 2016 World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC). Join fellow industry leaders such as Patrick Blanc, famous for his gorgeous hydroponic greenwalls; James Ramsey of New York's "The Lowline"; Tanya Müller García, Mexico City Secretary of Environment; Brooklyn Grange's Ben Flanner; and numerous other international luminaries. And make sure to take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful Latin city and the surrounding countryside with a variety of tour offerings. Read my "Come to Bogota for the 2016 WGIC: Awards Program & Early Bird Discount Due This Friday!" to see more. By the way, the next - and last, Early Bird Discount is due on September 22.

And Washington, D.C., the U.S. city that is leading the charge, is home to the 14th Annual CitiesAlive Conference on November 1-4. CitiesAlive 2016 will focus on rising to the stormwater challenge - a 10 trillion gallon a year challenge - by examining policies, technologies, design and best management practices. Come learn from a multitude of experts (see the Agenda at a Glance), take a course, and enjoy one of the tours! Don't miss Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' first Early Bird Discount, due on September 15.

The Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 welcomes you on October 2 & 3!

Come join us in Bogota, Colombia for the 2016 World Green Infrastructure Congress on October 19 - 21, 2016

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Now Accepting Proposals for CitiesAlive 2016

Join green roof and wall industry leaders
this November in North America's foremost city for green roof policy and implementation - Washington, DC


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