Celebrate Earth Month with Greenroofs.com! Enter the “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall” 2016 Photo Contest

April 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

April is Earth Month, a 30-day emphasis on our planet, sustainability, and how we can make the world a better place, and April 22 is the 46th year we celebrate Earth Day.  Earth Day Network is the global organizer behind Earth Day and creates tools and resources for you to get involved with Earth Day in your community, and there are tons of activities planned across the world.

“Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo Contest

Read “10 Tips to Celebrate Earth Month!” from the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net via ISF.

April is also World Landscape Architecture Month, an international celebration of landscape architecture, and my own background.  Join us as we showcase environmental design and fight environmental apathy by highlighting some fantastic, endearing, earth-healing landscapes on roofs and walls.

Celebrate Greenroofs & Walls with our Earth Month Photo Contest

In celebration, once again Greenroofs.com is happy to announce our “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest for 2016#lovetheearthcontest

 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo Contest

Although we started this feature annually in 2010, we switched to featuring it biennially in off years of our biennial Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture due to time overlapping, and we hope you join in.

The Essentials:

Submit your favorite picture on our special Facebook Contest tab of a beautiful greenroof or greenwall project by noon Eastern Time on Earth Day, April 22 – one entry per email.

Enter a caption for your photo including its name and location – tell us how it is a living example of loving the Earth and worthy of being an example of forward-thinking sustainable design.

Tell people to vote for you/yours – one vote per person.  Share it on social media with #lovetheearthcontest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Start voting for your favorite on Facebook at 12:01 pm Earth Day through the end of Earth Month, at 11:59 pm – one vote per entry on Facebook.

Decided purely by the most number of votes, the winner will be announced on May 1, 2016 and receive a whopping $100 Amazon.com Gift Card – just a small token of our esteem – but you’ll get some publicity, too!

More Info:

The mission of the “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest is to create interest in all kinds, styles, and sizes of beautiful living architecture and highlight some outstanding designs.  It’s designed to be quick and simple, and is basically a popularity contest among our international readership, so promote, promote, promote.

What kinds of projects are eligible?  

Any and all types of real greenroofs or walls are eligible, any place on Earth, old or new. Most importantly, no concepts or Photoshopping will be accepted!

“Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo Contest

The beautiful & popular 2014 Photo Contest winning entry: Green Wall in Israel by Asaf C.

Once voting is open, you can see all of the submitted projects on our Facebook page before voting for your favorite – and see who’s winning!

What do I have to do to enter the contest or vote?

Then, click here and follow the directions to submit your photo.  You’ve got just over two weeks to enter, and then you’ll have until April 30 to rally your friends, family, and colleagues to vote for your submission.

Does it have to be “my” project or just one of my favorites?

The contest is open to everyone, not just the roof/wall owner or the designers of record.  But you must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted.  Didn’t take the photo yourself?  Make sure you contact the source and check for any copyright issues and get it in writing.

How do people vote?

Once open on April 22 at 12:01 pm, click on the View Gallery tab and click on the photo you want to vote for. Use #lovetheearthcontest on social media.

“Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo ContestHow do I win?

The photo with the most votes will be announced as the winner.

What do I get if “my” project wins?

The winner will have “their” project highlighted on Greenroofs.com as an upcoming Greenroof or Greenwall Project of the Week, and receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card to spend on your favorite Spring project!

“Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo Contest

Image courtesy of ponsulak at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Click here to see the Official Rules.

If you’re not already a fan of Greenroofs.com, we invite you to Like Us and stay connected.

Let’s honor Earth Month by participating in our “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest for 2016 with our living architecture community to help inspire awareness of and appreciation for our Earth’s environment!

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall,

~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Virtual Summit 2013: The Winners of the $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to the Top 3 Participants Are…

March 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Yesterday was the original last day of our  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013  –  Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design, originally scheduled from February 12 through March 13, 2013.  In our Prize Center, we were running a contest to encourage the most participation…

VS2013: Prize Center

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the following top three attendees who have accumulated the most points in our Virtual Summit 2013 – congratulations to these top three participants:

“¢ Heiko Schmidt of Optigreen international AG

“¢ Jason Gerry of BamBoo Guru

“¢ Pilar Dominguez of Pons Agropecuaria, S.L

Win a chance for an Amazon Gift Card of $100 just for participating!

You have each received a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Thank you to these three enthusiastic colleagues, and once again, we would like to extend our thanks as well to the rest of our attendees.

As you know, our  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013  has been extended for an additional 30 days now through April 13, 2013.  Please tell your friends and associates to register and see the 35 videos from almost 60 speakers from around the world plus participate in all of the social networking opportunities and visit our exhibitors in the Expo Pavilions.

VS2013: Extension

Register now  using one of the many Discount Codes available.  See you online!

~ Linda V.

Join Us at the VS2013 for Spanish Week Now to Celebrate the Work of Our Mexican and Spanish Colleagues!

February 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

As we enter Week #3 at our Virtual Summit 2013 registration continues to climb and we hope you decide to be cutting edge by participating, too!

Please support our work and commitment to keeping future fees low and accessible to all by registering now – use either the Greenroofs.com/ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities discount codes of GCOM or GRHC for only $39.  

Here’s the Agenda for Week #3 – with live Q & A’s to follow as noted.   Watch all of these videos in the Rare Earth Auditorium, sponsored by Tremco:

Monday, February 25, 2013 – now On Demand:

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – “Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University by Dr. Gilberto Navas with live Q & A

The research professor describes the exposition of the main field of investigation and gives a description findings along with advice for other burgeoning research, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tuesday, February 26:

Áreas Verdes de la Ciudad de México & Azoteas Naturadas – “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs by Tanya Müller García – no live Q & A

Tanya is the Secretary of the Environment for the Federal District of Mexico City and provides an inventory of green areas of Mexico City as well as examples of future green roof projects in Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Expo Wednesday, February 27 at the Expo Pavilions:

VS2013: Expo Pavilions

Expo Wednesdays are Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services.   Also peruse The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit both all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Wednesday February 27 in the Rare Earth Auditorium:

Panel Session La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain – in Spanish with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García (Moderator), Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

You’ll find Tanya Müller García and Dr. Gilberto Navas in Mexico City discussing Urban Agriculture with their colleagues Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer in Madrid, in Spanish.

VS2013: Keynote Javier Senosiain

Keynote Address by Javier Senosiain: “Bioarchitecture (in Spanish with English subtitles) with live Q & A

What do Nautilus House (Nautilus), the Flower (la Flor), the Mexican Whale (la Ballena Mexicana), the Shark (el Tiburón), the Satellite Set (el Conjunto Satélite) and the Nest of Quetzalcóatl (el Nido de Quetzalcóatl) all share in common?   These fantastical spaces were all designed by Senosiain.   Prepare for a spectacular feast for the eyes as the green “organic architect” from Mexico City shares his sensuous, sinuous, ecologically informative works with us, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, February 28:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spainby Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano – live Q & A with Nacho Solano

Now on demand, this collaborative video features the innovative work of NEDLAW Living Walls from Canada in English and Paisajismo Urbano from Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.   Connect today at the Q & A with Nacho Solano in Spanish.

Naturación Urbana en España” – Urban Greening in Spainby Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

Four Spaniards from the worlds of academia and architecture share their views on the current situation in Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.  Their videos serve as backgrounders for the Panel Session “La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España” – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain.”

~ Connect with Social Media Open 24/7 thru March 13!


Learn about all the presentations so far from Week #1 and Week #2 now On Demand along with their Q & A chat transcripts.

See the Agenda, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Speakers pages for the complete list of dates and times.

Registration for the entire 30 days:
Regular Price $99


WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page and Register Here.

Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.     Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants to get listed in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

Thank you to our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, along with our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s still not to late to exhibit!

If you haven’t yet, Register Now and support our work.   It’s a great way to see who’s doing What, Where, and How, not to mention all the networking opportunities to connect with your peers.

Win a chance for an Amazon Gift Card of $100 just for participating!

Plus, participate to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards to attendees who visit the most booths and see the most videos.

See you online!

~ Linda V.

VS2013: Sponsors and Exhibitors