Take advantage of the Canadian dollar, and learn for less at Grey to Green 2016!

May 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

Hello, colleagues! Have you registered yet?

The 4th Annual Grey to Green Conference on Green Infrastructure and Climate Change, presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, takes place in Toronto, Ontario, on June 1 – 4, 2016.  Returning to Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, this year’s conference addresses climate change with green infrastructure by featuring over 50 presentations, an industry trade show, tours of innovative green roofs and five professionally trained courses.

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the latest science on green roof performance, economic valuation and public policy developments, new technological developments, and best practices in design, installation and maintenance.

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

As Media Partners once again for Grey to Green 2016, we here at Greenroofs.com want you to take advantage of the low Canadian dollar and:

Attend keynotes and technical sessions led by industry professionals such as Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation, and Craig Applegath, Architect, OAA, AIA, FRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, DIALOG:

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

 

Keynote: Beyond Form and Function: Integrating Performance-based Design into Beautiful Practice
Barbara Deutsch,
Landscape Architecture Foundation

Session: Coming Full Circle:
The Future of Living Architecture Design
Craig Applegath,
Dialog

Network with colleagues at Networking on the Lake on Thursday, June 2nd. Sample locally brewed beer, tour the Toronto Music Garden and HTO Park, and meet like-minded industry professionals:

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

Tour Toronto’s most innovative green infrastructure projects such as the University of Toronto’s Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab) and Ryerson University’s quarter acre rooftop farm in the heart of downtown Toronto, among others:

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

Ryerson University Rooftop Farm Tour

University of Toronto GRIT Lab Tour

Pan Am Village/ Canary District Tour

Enhance your knowledge with professional development training courses and receive continuing education credits, and so much more:

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

Conference Delegate Pass includes all sessions & keynote speakers, trade show, hospitality (coffee breaks & lunch on trade show floor), and webcast proceedings.

Learn for less at Grey to Green 2016

For more information visit Grey to Green at www.greytogreenconference.org.

Hopefully Aramis and I will see you in lovely Toronto on June 1st!

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Don’t Miss the Last Early Bird Rate for Grey to Green on May 5!

May 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

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We are just under a month away from the 4th Annual Grey to Green Conference on Green Infrastructure and Climate Change presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.  As a Media Partner once again, Greenroofs.com wants you to save some money and take advantage of their last Early Bird Registration!

Register by this Thursday, May 5th and save up to $50 off Delegate Pass ($325 CDN).

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Join us and your colleagues at the 4th Annual Grey to Green Conference this summer in Toronto, the most populous city in Canada and the home to innovative green infrastructure policies, design, and technologies. Take advantage of the Canadian/American exchange rate where Americans can expect savings of up to 20%.

Held on June 1 – 4 at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, Grey to Green 2016 is about the value of green infrastructure (bioswales, green roofs and walls, urban forests, etc.) as an important tool in the fight to both mitigate against and adapt to climate change.

Here are FOUR reasons that you shouldn’t miss Grey to Green this year:

1. Tour Toronto’s Most Innovative Green Infrastructure Projects:

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Ryerson University Rooftop Farm Tour

University of Toronto GRIT Lab Tour

Pan Am Village/ Canary District Tour

Learn about all of the tours here.

2. Enhance Your Knowledge with Professional Development Training Courses:

Attend the following training courses at Grey to Green to improve your professional practice and earn continuing education (professional development) hours:

  • Make it Work: How to Properly Construct LID Green Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
  • Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design
  • Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance, and Projects
  • Advanced Green Roof Maintenance

3. Networking Among Industry Professionals on the Lake:

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Come and spend the night at Harbourfront Toronto! Tickets include beer sampling, light dinner, expert-led Green Infrastructure Tour of Music Garden & HTO Park and unique opportunities to network with green infrastructure industry professionals.

4. Attend Technical Sessions by Canadian Industry Professionals:

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Toronto’s New Green Streets:
Building a Resilient City
Sheila Boudreau, City of Toronto

Financial Tools to Support Adaptation: Stormwater Charges and Fees
Victoria Kramkowski, City of Mississauga

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Toronto’s Green Roof By Law and its Positive Impacts on Resiliency
Jane Welsh, City of Toronto

Coming Full Circle: The Future of Living Architecture Design
Craig Applegath, Dialog

Conference Delegate Pass includes all sessions & keynote speakers, trade show, hospitality (coffee breaks & lunch on trade show floor), and webcast proceedings.

Grey to Green 2016

Investment in living green infrastructure within our communities will help us mitigate and adapt to climate change and to stimulate much needed employment for a broad range of professionals, and Grey to Green 2016 highlights this goal.

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For more information visit Grey to Green at www.greytogreenconference.org.

Hopefully we’ll see you there!

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

Grey to Green Early Bird Discount Ends on April 7

April 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

By Linda S. Velazquez
Greenroofs.com Publisher

We are 2 months away from the 4th Annual Grey to Green Conference on Green Infrastructure and Climate Change presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and just under 1 week away from their Early Bird Registration!

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Held in Toronto, ON on June 1 – 4 at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, Grey to Green 2016 is about helping us understand the value of green infrastructure (bioswales, green roofs and walls, urban forests, etc.) as an important tool in the fight to both mitigate against and adapt to climate change.

As a Media Partner once again of the 2016 Grey to Green Conference, Greenroofs.com is pleased to share more info with you from GRHC:

Highlights

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June 1: Training courses including rooftop agriculture, green wall design, advanced green roof maintenance, low impact development course, and an introduction to green infrastructure.

June 2, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Networking on the Lake at the Amsterdam BrewHouse Evening Reception – sure to be lots of fun!

June 2-3: Experience more than 60 expert speakers – see the full agenda online at www.greytogreenconference.org.  By the way, I’ll also be speaking this year at Grey to Green where I’ll be presenting the “Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate-Changing World.”

June 4: Tour Toronto’s fantastic green infrastructure projects.

And, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition is going to release a ground breaking, first time study on the status of the urban forest in the Greater Toronto Area during the event, and the Canadian Minister of Energy and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker.

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Most importantly for now is for you to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount which ends on April 7 to save up to $100 off on the Delegate Pass!  With the Canadian/American exchange rate, Americans can expect a savings of 30%.  (Of course, the exchange rate is subject to change.)

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“The 4th Annual Grey to Green Conference is about living green infrastructure and its ability to provide tangible, scientifically proven solutions to the challenges of climate change, particularly in cities. We are in the solutions business! Green roofs, green walls, bioswales and urban forests can help us mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption directly in buildings and indirectly by reducing the urban heat island effect. Green infrastructure can also be designed to capture and retain huge volumes of stormwater in a ‘treatment train’ from the roofs, to the walls to the streets and so on. This helps us reduce the risk of flooding, which is costing billions in insurance claims. Green infrastructure also provides new opportunities for us to produce food, in and around buildings.

“Living green infrastructure has so much to offer us in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change, and it is all but ignored by provincial and federal policy makers who are poised to spend billions and billions of public dollars on grey infrastructure alone in the coming months, and little to nothing on green infrastructure. Together we need to work to change that.” ~ Steven Peck, GRHC

If you haven’t already, make sure to read the Sky Gardens Blog post “Living Green Infrastructure is at the Heart of Grey to Green 2016” by Steven Peck.

Investment in living green infrastructure within our communities will help us mitigate and adapt to climate change and to stimulate much needed employment for a broad range of professionals, and Grey to Green 2016 highlights this goal.

For more information visit their website at www.greytogreenconference.org.

~ Linda V.