Watch the Short Speaker Teaser for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit!

April 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Watch our Short Speaker Teaser for the
2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit:
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture
!

Just over 3 minutes long, our 2017 Virtual Summit Speaker Teaser video gives you a sneak preview of our 4 awesome Keynotes: Emilio Ambasz, Patrick Blanc, Stephen Ritz, and Joanne Rodriguez – plus just a handful of our 30+ wonderful Speakers!

Produced by Greenroofs.com, the 2017 Virtual Summit opens on April 9 with the live portion running through April 30, with all of the videos on demand until December 31, 2017.

Make sure to join us live for Facebook video Q & A streams and on Twitter over the Long Earth Day Weekend, April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. Watch and participate in our live events!

Watch Short Speaker Teaser 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit

Register today to see some spectacular People, Projects & Design at our 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture – you’ve got to admit the fees are super low:

Watch Short Speaker Teaser 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit

GRPs can get up to 10 CEUs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities!

We’ll see you online soon!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on April 9th through the 30th – and on demand through December, 2017!

Watch Short Speaker Teaser 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit

Video de Invitación al 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit – la Inscripción Está Abierta!

March 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Vean nuestro video de invitación al
2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit!

Es tiempo de nuevo para que nos acompañen aquí en Greenroofs.com a participar en la Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017, Conectando el Planeta con Arquitectura Viva – la Cumbre Virtual en el internet.

¿Qué es la Cumbre Virtual?

Video Invitación 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Inscripción Abierta

La misión de la Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 es para informar, compartir y crear una experiencia global de la media social basado en la web para aprender y network via el poder de la internet.

Además de aumentar la conciencia de nuestro mercado de la arquitectura y industria verde, la Cumbre Virtual 2017 es una plataforma interactiva para el intercambio de ideas a través de una combinación de videos de ponentes principales, sesiones de panel de expertos, y presentaciónes individuales y colaborativas, y Q & A’s en vivo en Facebook Live.

¿Cuándo es?

Este año nos reunimos online empezando el 9 de abril hasta el 30 y nuevo para 2017, todos los videos estarán disponibles en demanda hasta el final del año. Asi tendrán más que suficiente tiempo para ver todos sus ponentes favoritos.

Ponentes maravillosos

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Emilio Ambasz – El Arquitecto verde, diseñador industrial y autor, fundador y principal de Emilio Ambasz y Asociados;

Dr. Patrick Blanc – El famoso botánico, investigador y autor frances e inventor del Jardin Vertical o Le Mur Végétal;

Stephen Ritz – El maestro de ciencias aclamado del Bronx del Sur en Nueva York, fundador del Green Bronx Machine y autor;

Joanne Rodriguez – Directora de Iniciativos Sostentibles y Estratégicos con Tremco, con dos décadas de experiencia trabajando dentro de los productos de construcción y las comunidades de construcción.

¿Como funciona?

Simplemente Regístrense y comenzando el 9 de abril, 2017 pueden empezar a mirar todos los videos desde el Agenda o las páginas individuales de los Speakers. Pueden ver más de 30 expertos, visionarios, y profesionales excepcionales, y participar en las sesiones de preguntas y respuestas – los Q & A – sobre el fin de semana del Día de la Tierra: el viernes, sábado y domingo 21, 22 y 23 de abril.  Y, por primera vez pueden ver, preguntar, y participar con los ponentes transmitidos en tiempo real en Facebook Live, igual que con Twitter.

Video Invitación 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Inscripción Abierta

Asegúrense de visitar las páginas de los Speakers & la Agenda para ver quiénes estan presentando un video en la Cumbre Virtual en el 2017!

 ¿Quanto cuesta?

Video Invitación 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Inscripción Abierta

Nuevo: Entrada gratis a la Pabellón de la Expo 

Si aún no están registrados, no hay costo para entrar al Expo Pavilion, el Pabellón de la Expo, donde destacamos nuestros socios del mercado a través del mundo: nuestros patrocinadores, expositores, y colegas de organizaciónes y de medios de comunicación.

¿Qué están haciendo para avanzar en la arquitectura viva?

Video Invitación 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Inscripción Abierta

Vengan al Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 y Regístrense para conectar y compartir con nuestros colegas y compañeros del mundo a través del internet. Únense a la conversación!

Espero que disfruten el video, y nos vemos comezando el 9 de abril!

~ Ama la Tierra, Siembra un Techo (o Muralla),

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Greenroofs.com Press Release: New 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Website

March 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website

Alpharetta, GA USA (Greenroofs.com Press Release – March 9, 2017).

Greenroofs.com, the greenroof and greenwall industry’s resource and online information portal and producer of the biennial Virtual Summits, is excited to announce the new website release of their 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design!

The 4th biennial web-based 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit highlighting excellence and lessons learned in green living architecture will be held from April 9 – 30, and on demand through December, 2017.

Beautiful, bold graphics herald the new design with easy navigation. An Agenda packed with a provocative lineup of speakers and live streaming Q & As with speakers on Facebook Live promise to create an extraordinary global social media experience for learning and networking completely online during April, Earth Month.

Attendees can enjoy the Virtual Summit from their desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone or any streaming device

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website

For 2017 Greenroofs.com is thrilled to have these renowned luminaries as Keynotes:

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website

  • Trailblazing green architect, graphic and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz, designer of the ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Japan and the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation in Venice, among numerous others;
  • Noted botanist and researcher Patrick Blanc, PhD, inventor of the Vertical Garden, or Le Mur Végétal, whose over 250 biodiverse designs include the One Central Park in Sydney and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris;
  • Educational, affordable local food systems, and workforce development innovator Stephen Ritz, responsible for the new National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55 in South Bronx and founder of the Green Bronx Machine;
  • Industry leader Joanne Rodriguez, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, with two decades of experience working within the building products and construction communities, with an emphasis on sustainable building impacts and high performance building envelope assemblies.

Explore current trends in living architecture, classroom food literacy, certified student workforce training, sustainable stormwater design, rooftop urban ag and more, from the micro-scale of dwellings to the macro-scale of cities. With easier and more socially interactive online platforms, Greenroofs.com invites you to attend and come network along with a host of fellow influencers from around the world, and bring your voice to the global table.

“Join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on April 9th through the 30th – and on demand through December, 2017. Over 30 presenters from Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Puerto Rico, UK, and the U.S. will inspire you to Discover, Network & Share.

Watch and learn about the latest projects and developments in vegetated building envelopes worldwide, and interact with avant-garde architects, landscape architects, designers, educators, and leaders of government who have captured the essence of living with nature.” ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Founder/Publisher of Greenroofs.com & 2017 Virtual Summit Host

 

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website

See all of the engaging video presenters on the Speakers page.

New for 2017

Attendees can watch all of the videos completely within the Virtual Summit website environment. And true to Greenroofs.com’s commitment to world-wide affordability and accessibility, the 2017 Virtual Summit Registration Fees are $50 for Professionals and $25 for Students/Faculty & Government, along with free registration to the Expo Pavilion Trade Show and Facebook Live events:

  • In order to increase brand awareness and further showcase our Partners, the Trade Show held in the Expo Pavilion will be free and accessible to everyone across the globe.
  • Participants are invited to join in the Facebook Live Q & A broadcast events over the Earth Day Weekend on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 21, 22 & 23, 2017. Live video streaming is a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and the audience.

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website
Registration will be open soon, along with the release of the final agenda. Follow all the event updates using #virtualsummit2017 on Twitter.

Support our ground-breaking work by becoming our Partner as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Association/Media Partner, or as an attendee.

For more information, come visit virtual.greenroofs.com.

Greenroofs.com Press New 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Website

About the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:
Produced by Greenroofs.com, in addition to increasing awareness of our market and industry the Virtual Summit 2017 is an interactive platform for idea interchange through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, individual & collaborative videos, and streaming Speaker Q&As on Facebook Live. Held previously in 2015, 2013 and 2011, our biennial Virtual Summits are unlike any other event in the industry – held completely online without any carbon footprint and drastically reducing the price of attending and participating. Paid registration is required to watch the current year’s Virtual Summit videos, but after approximately one year after each event, they all are made all freely available online.  At present, we have 110 archived videos on our Virtual Summit playlists on YouTube.

About Greenroofs.com:
Established in 1999, Greenroofs.com is an interactive website, online media company, vibrant social network, and the most comprehensive online resource for greenroofs, greenwalls and related fields promoting best practices in sustainability. Greenroofs.com’s Mission is as a catalyst for the growing green architecture industry and Earth’s connection to emerging trends of living architecture and nature-based infrastructure practices. We live in a blue-green world and represent an environmentally aware industry who protects our environment utilizing vegetated building envelope practices providing smart building solutions to our critical world issues of climate change, urban heat islands, renewable energies, stormwater management, CSO’s, water conservation, water & air pollution, flooding, wildlife habitat, urban greenspace, food security – and much more.

Updated daily, Greenroofs.com is the largest platform for greenroof and greenwall news online and is where diverse professionals find global projects in the international Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database and products and services in the Greenroof & Greenwall Directory for their own projects.  

Press Contact:
Aramis M. Velázquez | CEO
Greenroofs.com, LLC.
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
770-772-7334
888-477-1326
aramis@greenroofs.com

Save the Dates for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit: April 9 – 30!

January 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Greenroofs.com is excited to announce the dates for our upcoming 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture on April 9 – 30!

Save Dates 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit April 9-30

Held previously in 2015, 2013 and 2011, our biennial Virtual Summits have been very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our fields of green infrastructure and living architecture via the power of the Internet – and we have new speakers and cool special features to make 2017 the best to date!

“Imagine a world of green: What are we doing to advance living architecture?” ~ Greenroofs.com’s Virtual Summits

Building upon these initiatives, our 4th foray into the world of online virtual conferences embraces these awesome, inspiring, and highly esteemed Keynotes confirmed for the 2017 Virtual Summit so far:

EMILIO AMBASZ:
Commendatore (Commander) della Rep. Italiana, Ordine della Stella d’Italia; Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; Honorary International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; ISA 2014 Medal for Science, The Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna; First Madre Terra Awardee

Save Dates 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit April 9-30

Emilio Ambasz is a highly acclaimed green architect, award-winning industrial and graphic designer, author, and former Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and is best known for his “Green over Gray” philosophy of design sensitivity.  Since its inception in 1976 as building consultants and planners, Emilio Ambasz & Associates has created a belief in and identification with quality to find representative expression in form, performance, added value, and strong symbolic content.

In all its projects, the firm seeks to reconcile the building with nature with the complete integration of building and the landscape.  A pioneer of ecological architecture, just a few of Emilio’s iconic living architecture portfolio projects include the ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Japan, Environment Park (EnviPark) in Turin, Italy, and the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus) in Venice, Italy.  The design sense in all three of these examples reconciles a developer’s desire for profitable use of a site with the public’s need for open green space:

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STEPHEN RITZ:
STEM / STEAM Executive Director, National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55 in South Bronx; Founder of Green Bronx Machine; 2015 Global Teacher Prize Top Ten Finalist; TED TALK 2012: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx

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For over 30 years Stephen Ritz has been a science teacher/administrator in the nation’s poorest congressional district, the South Bronx.  His mantra is “Si se puede!” (Yes you can!) using “Amer-I-Can” innovation and spirit in his message of hope, urgency, and resilience.  As founder of the student-led Green Bronx Machine, his super-charged energy focuses on education, affordable local food systems, and 21st century workforce development.

Years ago Stephen’s class had the first living wall in an NYC school growing veggies and herbs, and in 2016 opened the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center, a 100+ year old reclaimed school library, with indoor gardens, robotics, a 100% mobile classroom kitchen with broadcast capabilities, solar and pedal power stations, computer lab, outside gardens, and more.  The innovative STEM/STEAM curriculum is integrated with plant-based teaching lessons that align with core school curriculum.  His upcoming book The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools (May 2017), is his inspiring story about how incorporating gardening and plants into teaching curriculum moved the graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improved attendance to 93% in his South Bronx high school.

Save Dates 2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit April 9-30

New in 2017

For maximum engagement between speakers and participants from across the globe, for the VS 2017 we’ll be offering some very social platforms so you can easily watch your favorite videos then network in real time with your favorite speakers with new ways to connect, watch, and interact.  Come join us online to find out!

People, Projects & Design

Our website and the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture have always been focused on People, Projects & Design:

PEOPLE: Creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing project-focused organic “vegitecture”

PROJECTS: International icons of sustainability: early successes + current & visionary profiles of excellence in design

DESIGN: Proven standards of diverse green technologies + dynamic and cutting edge designs for greening the planet with building integrated greenery: bioclimatic, biodiversity, biomimicry & chic sustainability

This is what and who we are.  Stay tuned for more exciting information, coming soon!

We’ll keep you posted along the way, but for now please Save the Dates now for April 9 – 30, 2017 for your participation in the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture!

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