Watch My Short Video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”

March 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

With a little more than 2 weeks to go to the start of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture starting on April 6 through May 31, 2015, we are extremely proud of our super diversity of exceptional international visionaries, practitioners, and movers & shakers.


Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Our awesome lineup of speakers for 2015 includes our Keynotes Diana Balmori in New York City; Stephan Brenneisen in Basel, Switzerland; and Ken Yeang in London, where I just interviewed him last month.

Keynote Speakers


Over 30 more esteemed speakers from 5 continents will be hand, and new this year is that all of the video presentations will be on demand starting on opening day, April 6, 2015.

That means that you can make sure to watch your favorite videos in time for the really fun part of the Virtual Summit: The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.  That’s when we’ll be concentrating all of our social networking and when we’ll hold the live Speaker Q & A Sessions via video and texting.

Please watch my new short video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”:

And, don’t miss the spectacular Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout – here you can visit and chat with our wonderful Sponsors and exhibitors in their booths.

There’s a lot more going on like the “It’s O’clock Somewhere” Networking Lounge, the Tremco Meeting Room, the Inspiration Nook, Bookstore, the JobLinks Fair, and the Classroom.  Did you know you can earn different CEU’s?  GRPs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities can get up to 10 credits – see the entire list online.

Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register here:

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015. Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government


I certainly hope I get to connect with you and our international community for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!  See you soon, and remember, “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof – or a Wall”!

~ Linda V.

Congrats to João Feijó, Winner of “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

Congratulations to João Manuel Linck Feijó of Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados, ATV Brasil, and Ecotelhado who recently won Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”


The premise was to demonstrate how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation.  The Brazilian agronomy engineer’s “Integrated Green Roof Wastewater Recycling System” is a fascinating design with lots of potential here in the U.S. and around the world.


As a matter of fact, João was one of our esteemed speakers in “The Inspiration Nook” at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, held live on February 12 through March 13, 2013 and on demand through April 13, 2013.  He spoke about his project in “Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients.” Starting in January, 2014, we will be showing one video per week, either Keynote, Panel Session, or Individual – don’t miss them!

The five finalists for “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest” were Brien Spier, Fred M. Hunter, Jenny Hill, Bradley Klein, and João Manuel Linck Feijó.   After receiving the most votes for his entry, João Feijó won a free delegate pass to the CitiesAlive 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, and the editor’s top picks will be published in the November (Winter 2013/2014) issue of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine.

CitiesAlive2013-Great Community Resiliency Project Contest

As you know, the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference is this week, starting on Wednesday, October 23 -26 in gorgeous San Francisco.

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

CitiesAlive delegate pass includes: access to all core conference programming (opening plenary and reception, technical sessions, lunch, trade show, CitiesAlive themed party at the California Academy of Sciences and the Awards of Excellence luncheon).  If you haven’t registered yet, do so here.

I really believe João’s new idea is one that can be embraced in many regions of the world!  He will, of course, be in San Francisco this week with his lovely wife Vivian (whom we met last month in Nantes).  He will love to talk to you about his winning project and how it can be implemented on a large scale.  You can also contact him directly at:

João Manuel Linck Feijó
Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados
Rua Erechim, 330 – Porto Alegre – RS
(51) 3242.8215 / (51) 8144.7689

Happy Wastewater Recycling!

~ Linda V.