Watch the Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2” with Patrick Carey from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2” with Patrick Carey.

Moderator and Greenroofs.com Architecture Editor Patrick Carey of Hadj Design in Seattle, Washington follows up the “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” Panel Session here with Dr. Ian Balcom in Lyndonville, Vermont and Dr. Bob Cameron in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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“What do we do with this stuff after it has reached saturation with sequestered pollutants?” Burn it? A linked question is “How long before this stuff will become saturated with pollutants?” These are simple questions with complex answers.

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The panel will draw connections between the broad field of phytotechnologies to structure integrated applications and discuss critical areas of current and future research including specific compounds’ end fate in integrated biofilters and how non-traditional pollutants could well determine how many cycles and what uses reclaimed wastewater can do.

Do not miss this second highly expert panel on the extremely important and interesting subject of phytoremediation and how greenroofs and greenwalls contribute!

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Lyndonville, VT, USA. Dr. Ian Balcom is Assistant Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences at Lyndon State College and contributor with the International Journal of Phytoremediation. His central passion is the design and utilization of multifunctional landscape systems for environmental management. This interest emerged from a childhood observing the Green Mountains of Vermont change with the seasons (all four) and witnessing the ecosystem functions of each season ebb and flow.

Later Ian began, what has proven to be a life long interest, to work in the horticultural fields as a landscaper, nursery salesman, climbing arborist, urban arborist, and city office horticulturalist (plant waterer in NYC). The observations and questions that emerged from these hands-on experiences lead me to study Botany at the University of Vermont, where he stumbled upon the emerging field of phytoremediation. He pursued graduate research on this subject and was awarded a PhD from the University of California at Riverside Environmental Toxicology Program for research on the microbial ecology of plant root surfaces in polluted soils. His professional life began with a spate of positions at various state governmental agencies across the country. At the State of Vermont Department of Agriculture, Ian managed the State’s high value agricultural soil impact mitigation program, at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, he managed environmental cleanup projects and conducted site investigations of abandoned/orphaned Brownfields, at Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control, he analyzed ecological risk associated with Superfund and Brownfield cleanup projects. Currently, Ian teaches environmental chemistry and toxicology and research multifunctional landscape systems at Lyndon State College of Vermont.

University Park, PA, USA. Dr. Robert “Bob” Cameron spent more than two decades directing the global environmental programs of a Fortune 30 multi-national conglomerate. In the late ‘70s in collaboration with NASA, he designed, permitted, and constructed the first constructed wetlands to treat wastewater from the natural gas industry. Working on every continent except Antarctica, Bob designed award winning environmental programs based on sustainability concepts. Later as president of his own corporation, he de-engineered historic buildings destined for the wrecking ball, which he then relocated and reconstructed with green architectural features.

Pursuing a life-long goal, he recently earned his doctorate from Penn State University at the Center for Green Roof Research. His thesis entailed the invention and construction of a functional architectural system to attenuate wastewater pollutants while reducing a building’s energy use and providing a platform for urban agriculture. Currently, Bob teaches collegiate courses and conducts research on greenroofs, livings walls, and constructed wetlands while also managing Eco Applied Technologies, a consulting firm for commercial, residential, and industrial applications. See the 2:45 video of his early work at Penn State “Robert Cameron investigates biofilters to clean dirty water.”

Seattle, WA, USA. Patrick Carey, GRP, has a degree in architecture and is principal of Hadj Design. Since 2000, Hadj Design has evolved from a design-build green roof and living wall to a research and design organization. Patrick has designed, installed, or consulted on over 100 green roofs to date. This work ranges from residential to commercial and institutional, various geometries and global climate regions, and with various performance characteristics such as storm water, food production, healing garden, habitat support, public art, and phytoremediation. As such, he has been an activist in forming or aiding in the formation of grass roots green roof groups. His academic background is in philosophy, architecture, and botany/horticulture. Of people, Patrick states, “Abandon your need to know who he is and judge for yourself the truth of his words. It doesn’t matter if he is a bum in the park or the Pope. Think for yourself and don’t relax your critical faculties in the presence of self-inflating hype.”

Patrick is a trainer with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities where he facilitates the Green Roof 101, 201, 301, & 401 Courses and has also taught at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and has initiated green roof courses at South Seattle Community College, and Edmonds Community College in Washington State. Patrick is also a contributing editor on Greenroofs.com; he is the Architecture Editor (2005). He writes an occasional architectural column entitled “A View from the Sky Trenches,” where he selects and discusses pertinent greenroof industry topics.

See Patrick’s February, 2013 “A Guide to Phytoremediation: A Symbiotic Relationship with Plants, Water & Living Architecture” article on Greenroofs.com. He is the Moderator for both the “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” Panel and the “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Ian Balcom, Editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Chapter 2″ Panel Session.” ~ VS2013

Watch the Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2” with Patrick Carey below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One Panel Session Video with Patrick Carey, Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh.

Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas Inspiration Nook Video by Alison Liedkie.

The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress Collaborative Video by Wang Xianmin and others.

Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.

Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.

How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living Video by Dorthe Rømø.

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.

12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.

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

Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates Video by Dr. Tobias Emilsson.

Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.

Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.

Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.

Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.

Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.

Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.

Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.

The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish