Advertise with Us

 NEWS     |    BLOG    |    EVENTS     |    JOBS    |     MARKETPLACE     |     INDUSTRY     |     PROJECTS    |    TV     |    GREENROOFS101   |     DIRECTORY     |    VIRTUAL 

past events

[upcoming events] [educational courses] [past events]

Previous Years Events [2013-2001]






February 24-26: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, New Orleans, LA
The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.

Don't miss exhibits by Bonar Booth#1243, Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#701, Firestone Building Products Booth#1533, Sika Corporation Booth#2233, & Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Booth#1701.



February 9-10: Future Landscape & Public Realm Conference, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE
Building on the successful launch of Future Landscape & Public Realm in Qatar, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to announce the launch of a conference dedicated to the development of Abu Dhabi's public realm. Incorporating case studies and speakers from the relevant government agencies and other stakeholders, Future Landscape & Public Realm Abu Dhabi will explore the wide variety of projects ongoing and upcoming in Abu Dhabi to develop the city’s public realm, in order to enhance the livability of the city and support the goals of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan.



February 4-5: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Industry Show, Ontario, CA

The Landscape Industry Show is the leading green industry show in the west! The show provides you with the ultimate customer connection — bringing you face-to-face with green industry professionals eager to learn about the latest and greatest products and ready to make decisions. Participate, learn, ask questions and see new products and services being featured by our exhibitors and speakers. We will be adding the show-floor demos as we secure them, so keep checking back for the most current information. You will not want to miss these! Want to meet face-to-face with key decision makers? Build your influence with green industry professionals? Positively influence sales? By exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show, you can position your company's products and services as the solution needed by green industry leaders.






January 22-23: CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show, Chicago, IL

Attend this year’s CRCA Trade Show and Seminars! As CRCA Attendees and Exhibitors will tell you, this show continues to deliver great education and the best in roofing and waterproofing exhibits in the USA. This year’s show is also an important venue for Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Roof Consultants as well as Building Owners/Engineers and Building Code and Fire Officials for navigating the latest in Roofing, Energy and Green Code Requirements, plus Systems Technology Advancements that affect the final product delivered to the end user…. a roof for the building owner.



January 20-23: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Austin, TX
The USCC’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest composting conference and exhibition for the composting, wood waste and organics recycling industry in North America. The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.



January 6-8: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada
Now in its 42nd year, Landscape Ontario’s Congress is Canada’s largest green industry trade show and conference – and it's rated as one of the country’s top 10 shows. With over 600 cutting-edge suppliers exhibiting on more than eight acres of show floor, it’s the perfect place to find new products, ideas, equipment, tools, services and connections to make your business grow and prosper. Dozens of inspirational and educational sessions run throughout, making Congress a once-a-year opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, access products and build new relationships. Spend a day doing seminars and a day at the show, or mix it up. And don’t forget the special events throughout, like the Awards of Excellence Ceremony or the Tailgate Party. Everything is within walking distance and all the details can be found on these pages, or by giving us a call. Hope to see you there!







December 3-5: CONSTRUCT Canada, Toronto, Canada
The 26th Annual Construct Canada will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada on December 3-5, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. New this year, the event will expand to the North Building to include Construct International and IIDEXCanada. All shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, construction and real estate industries will attend the Show to experience more than 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices and applications.
Follow @ConstructCanada on Twitter.



December 3-4: IIDEXCanada, Toronto, Canada

IIDEXCanada is Canada's National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference. The event brings together the multidisciplinary design and architecture communities for a sourcing, networking and education event that celebrates creativity and best practices. It embodies all areas of design including, interior design, architecture, lighting, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and material. It is a place to be truly inspired, to connect in person and to discover new products and services. IIDEXCanada is where new relationships are built, new ideas are synthesized and where creative collaborations begin.


Green Wall Products and Design for Interior and Exterior Applications

George Irwin, Founder/President, Green Living Technologies International and Jason Rokosh, Principal/Contractor, Vertical Landscape Architects Inc.

Many designers today are interested in introducing living wall and green façade technologies into their built forms but don’t really understand the implications their design decisions have on budget and long-term maintenance. As a result, most concepts become unrealistic and too expensive to implement. This presentation will introduce designers to currently available green wall technologies, and help them understand what opportunities and limitations exist when designing green walls in order to avoid costly pitfalls with installation and maintenance. Because these products are architectural in nature and enhance the look, health and sometimes energy efficiency of a building (depending on how they are employed), this presentation is well suited for IIDEXCanada and its participants.



December 3: AEC Professionals Circle Presentation Day, New York, NY
AEC Professionals Circle brings together architects, engineers, builders, interior designers, planners, landscape architects and industry partners to team build, refer one another and gain CEUs. Join Plant Connection on their presentation "How to Create a Successful Green Wall Design". Following will be the AEC Professionals Circle Holiday Party, where there is an opportunity to enjoy the warm company of other A/E/C professionals. Great food and wine will be served.

In this particular course you will learn the key elements to planning, constructing and maintaining a successful green wall project:

  • Define and understand the basics definitions and types of green walls.

  • Understand the collective benefits of green roof wall systems, and how they can relate to the “triple bottom line” of a construction project, including the LEED certification process.

  • Learn about the design considerations and process for green wall projects.

  • Learn the importance of maintenance of green walls.

All presentation information will be provided to you to self report for the 1 CEU.





November 21-24: ASLA 2014 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Denver, CO
This premier event for landscape architecture professionals will be the largest gathering of professionals in the world. More than 6,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to participate. ASLA annual meeting attendees consistently rate this EXPO as the “most valuable event” of the entire conference. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof. With more than 450 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry and the best-attended event of the annual meeting. The average attendee spends four to six hours test-driving products in the EXPO. Full registrants will receive complimentary beverage coupons good for one drink at each of the EXPO receptions on Saturday and Sunday. For your convenience, a number of popular activities will be located in the EXPO.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#1120, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#1148, Firestone Building Products - Booth#334, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#520, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#706, Omni Ecosystems - Booth#1630, Rooflite - Booth#916, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#1012, and Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#1222.

Follow @ASLAMeeting on Twitter.



November 12-15: Cities Alive 2014 Conference, Nashville, TN
From November 12th the 15th, join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the City of Nashville as they co-host CitiesAlive, the 12th anniversary of North America’s green roof and wall conference. Programming will feature dozens of expert speaker sessions, a trade show featuring the leaders of the green roof and wall industry, the 2014 Awards of Excellence, interesting and informative tours, numerous networking opportunities, and more!

GRHC invites you to submit a paper for presentation at the 12th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference. The theme of the conference for this year is Water: the Key to Everything Green.

Don't miss exhibits by Bonar - Booth#120, Capitol Greenroofs & Carolina Stonecrops - Booth#209,  Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#219 & 318, Conservation Technology - Booth#211, Eco-Roofs - Booth#212, Firestone Building Products - Booth#127, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#205, Greenrise Technologies - Booth#116, LiveRoof & LiveWall - Booth#221, Plant Connection Inc. - Booth#104, Rooflite - Booth#108, Sedum Master - Booth#125, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#111 & 213, Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#220 & 222, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#226, Turf Diagnostics & Design - Booth#114, Vegetal iD - Booth#224 and Xero Flor America - Booth#122.

Read more:

Follow @GRHCna on Twitter.






October 22-24: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Greenbuild is a perfect opportunity to meet with green building colleagues, network with leading industry professionals and learn from international representatives from around the world. Each year, Greenbuild and its host committee develops a robust roster of events to complement the conference and expo. To begin celebrating the spirit of Greenbuild — inspiring world class speakers, a focus on design innovation, and unparalleled networking opportunities — DVGBC will be offering a year-long series of Host City events accessible to our entire community. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#1113, Bonar - Booth#508, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#1631, CETCO - Booth#1963, Firestone Building Products - Booth#1401, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#646, LiveWall & LiveRoof - Booth#1217, Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#339, and XeroFlor America - Booth#512.

Follow @Greenbuild on Twitter.



October 20-21: Building Envelope Technology Symposium, Tampa, Florida
The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. The event's open, inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and stimulates dialogue. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories. Each registrant will receive a comprehensive proceedings book detailing program information. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be catered daily. There will be an informal social reception the first evening. Don't miss the presentation "Electronic Leak Detection Methods for Locating Leaks in Waterproofing Membranes" by David Vokey, PEng of Detec Systems.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Syntec Systems, and Sika Sarnafil.



October 19-22: Qingdao International Ecocity & Green Roof Conference, Qingdao, China

The WGIN member organization International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA) is going to host the next international green roof event of China. New themes, like more urban gardening, climate change and new solution in a thriving modern urbanism guides the way to a better living in a greener surrounding. This can be helpful for nearly all Cities around the world – let us learn from China and exchange knowledge to prepare perfect and local adapted solutions. The congress will give the opportunity to exchange knowledge with international speakers.



October 7-10: World Green Infrastructure Congress, Sydney, Australia


Join International Delegates to celebrate the fastest expanding industry in Construction and Urban Planning. Experts, Academics, Exhibitors, Professionals, Policy Makers and related fields will congregate, share, explain and educate on how Green City Infrastructure such as green roofs, living walls, urban forests and urban regeneration can sustain our environment and our cities with vegetative systems, wise policy and foresight. Read the Sky Gardens Blog Post " Negotiates 50% Discount for WGIC 2014 in Sydney!", "Save the Date and Call for Papers: the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014 in Sydney" and our Guest Feature Article "Green Roofs Down Under: 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress Sydney, Green - Global - Connected", by Matthew Dillon, Green Roofs Australasia" for more information.


Green Roofs Down Under: 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress Sydney
Follow @greenroofsaus on Twitter.






September 26: Good Earth Plants & GreenScaped Buildings Fall Open House and Plant Sale! San Diego, CA
See what's growing! Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings Fall 2014. Don't miss your chance to purchase beautiful plants and pots and spruce up for Fall at unbelievably discounted prices. While you shop, tour our demonstration garden and see dozens of Green Roofs, Living Walls, Rain Water Systems.



September 25-27: 8th European Landscape Biennial, Barcelona, Spain
Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines that are linked to its study and evolution. Due to our circumstances most territorial and cultural disciplines are ranging from anxiety and emergence. Thus, the VIII Biennial of Landscape Barcelona claims to be both a catalyst for doubt and a driver to illusions and changes in the field of Landscape Architecture.



September 21: People's Climate March & Mobilization, New York, NY
This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary ­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. To change everything, we need everyone on board. There is a petition circulating which will be presented to the UN. Please sign it, then forward the email below to your friends, colleagues and family members: Also, on the eve of the UN Earth Summit (Sept 21st), the People's Climate March will take place in NYC accompanied by solidarity marches around the world. Check the website for an event near you. Even if you can't join a march, by adding your name, spreading the word and keeping informed you make an important contribution to global consciousness of these current issues. Lastly, if you have an hour, this documentary/ film has been prepared to inspire and motivate climate marchers.



September 15: Atlanta Green Roof Symposium, Atlanta, GA

Held on September 15, 2014 we here at are proud to be a Media Sponsor of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Atlanta Green Roof Symposium: Protecting Georgia’s Watersheds. If you live in the metro Atlanta area or in the southeast U.S. in general, you shouldn’t miss this one-day opportunity to see what’s going on here in the ATL! And, don’t miss the chance to save some $$$ by registering before the Early Bird Registration deadline of September 2. Presented in partnership with Southface Energy Institute, there will be a varied selection of presenters to share their experiences and vision for a greener Atlanta.
Register here.



September 9-12: CONSTRUCT 2014 Conference, Baltimore, MD
CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.

Don't miss exhibits by Bison Innovative Products - Booth#806, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#729, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#804.

Follow @CONSTRUCTshow on Twitter.



September 4-5: 1st International Green Wall Conference, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Green walls are an important component of Green Infrastructure – possibly the only cost effective approach to coping with some of the immense challenges currently facing urban areas: climate change (coping with extreme events e.g. heat-waves, flooding), pollution (including health impacts), lack of wildlife habitat, social problems (including mental health) resulting from high-density urban living. The green wall sector is exceptionally dynamic with new product developments and insights constantly emerging. For this reason we have convened this meeting to bring together researchers, manufacturers, installers, planners, architects, consultants, and developers to exchange information and learn of new developments in this exciting technology.





August 28: Silent Partners - Truly Local Food, The Conservation Council of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Scott Sniedzins will be introducing current issues related to improving food systems and providing easy-access to high quality produce through the introduction of living plant systems into everyday households. He will also be discussing his design and construction of eight-frame shelving units for the establishment of live plant growing systems on condo rooftops. Furthermore, Scott will discuss waste reduction, composting practices, and the practice of aquaponics. We will take a conceptual look into the future of urban farming and how new technology and the “living fridge” can be used to evolve the kitchen and improve distribution systems.



August 25-26: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada

Building on the success of Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure in 2013, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is now planning Grey to Green for 2014. This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure - for our economy, our ecosystem and our community. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#301, Bioroof - Booth#502, and Sedum Master - Booth#602.



August 15-17: Boston GreenFest, Boston, MA

Boston GreenFest is organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. As the region's largest multicultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities. We can have fun at the same time!
Follow @BosGreenFest on Twitter.



August 7-8: Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science & Technology Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Standards for green roof performance have not been established. The MGRST symposium is dedicated to disseminating results of scientific research that will lead to the establishment of green roof performance standards for the Mid-Atlantic region. Topics include: Striving for green roof standards Engineering discharge, Optimizing ET, Modeling performance, and OM impact on hydrology. Read Linda Velazquez Blog post here.

For more information, contact: Dr. Steven M. Cohan, (301) 405-6969 and



August 3-7: StormCon – The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Portland, OR

Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. Take advantage of StormCon's early bird registration rates and register today. StormCon is the alphabet soup for solutions to meet all of your stormwater needs. From Ammonia to Zeolyte -- erosion control, funding, modeling, permitting, rainwater use, treatment and watershed management plans -- you will find products, services and decades of expertise. Phase I or II, small or large populations, ag or urban, StormCon provides it all under one very LARGE roof. The brainpower of our industry at your personal service for a concentrated four days. If you've got questions, at StormCon you'll find the answers. At a time of evolving regulations, StormCon evolves with the regulatory and technical needs, ensuring the state of the art in stormwater management.
Follow @StormCon on Twitter.






July 28: Green Roof Gathering, Toronto, Canada
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) invites you to the next installment of our Green Roof Gatherings! This event, held at the site of one of Toronto's most exciting green roof projects - the Carrot Common - is a great chance for you to network with professionals in the green roof and wall industry, and enjoy some drinks and BBQ!

When: Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Where: Carrot Common, 348 Danforth Av. - 2nd Floor, 1/2 block west of Chester Subway Station, Paid parking behind building, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2Z1

Film Screening: "Brooklyn Farmer" explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.

Guest Speaker 1: Jennifer Mallard, B. Arch OAA MRAIC AIA, Associate, Diamond Schmitt Architects. Designing the Rooftop Urban Agriculture Project in Regent Park

Guest Speaker 2: Learn about organic cold-pressed juicing and sample tasting.

Cost: Admission is $25 for GRHC members, and $35 for non-members. Drink and BBQ included. Event will go forward rain or shine.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, VISIT: or contact Tamara Lee at:, 416-971-4494 ext.228


July 12-15: OFA - Cultivate14, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH
AmericanHort announces that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'14 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year.
Follow @American_Hort on Twitter.






June 26-28: AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition, Chicago, IL
The AIA 2014 National Convention will explore how innovative approaches to planning, design, and construction, along with revolutionary approaches to practice and collaboration, can create more resilient urban ecosystems. Through this innovation, cities of all scales can contribute to a region's sustainability and regeneration.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech, Inc. - Booth#619, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#3503, Carlisle Syntec Systems - Booth#3745, CETCO - Booth#3307, Columbia Green Technologies, Inc - Booth#1553, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#814, LiveRoof & LiveWall Systems - Booth#5037, Omni Ecosystems - Booth#1841, Sika Corporation - Booth#2605, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#1743.

Follow @AIANational on Twitter.



June 26-27: Roofing Africa Exhibition 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Welcome to Africa's only trade exhibition specialised in roofing, cladding, steel construction and waterproofing technologies. Held over two days in Nairobi, Kenya, the rapidly expanding real estate investment destination in East and Central Africa, industry suppliers have an opportunity to meet and network with potential dealers, architects and real estate developers among others. Located in the largest conference and exhibition facility in East Africa, this trade exhibition provides an opportunity to industry vendors looking to expand into Africa.



June 26: EPA's Heat Island Reduction Program webcast
"Keeping Your Cool - How Communities Across the Country are Reducing the Heat Island Effect"

The term "heat island" refers to built-up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. The heat island effect can negatively affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality. As the 2014 summer heats up, learn how communities are taking a number of common-sense steps to reduce the effects of summertime heat islands. This webcast, featuring presentations and case studies from U.S. EPA and local governments, will give participants a better understanding of the heat island effect, its impacts, and the strategies that communities can take to reduce urban temperatures. It will feature case studies from across the country, showcasing the actions that communities are taking now to reduce the heat island effect, including cool roof ordinances, tree-planting campaigns, and heat management planning.



June 24: Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation - Free Webinar by GRHC
Join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Dr. Hamid Karimi (Deputy Director, Office of Natural Resources, District Department of the Environment), Peter Lowitt (Director, Devens Enterprise Commission), and Jane Welsh (Project Manager, Environment Planning, City of Toronto) for a free webinar on best practices in Green Roof and Wall policy setting. The webinar will provide an overview of policy development activities from across North America and provide detailed case studies from Washington DC, the leader in green roof implementation, Toronto, Canada which has instituted requirements for new buildings, and Devens, Massachusetts, which has developed unique policy tools for new development.



June 22-24: 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL
Commercial real estate is a competitive, high-stakes business. Success requires results: heightened asset performance; increased NOI; profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Achieving those results takes innovation, know-how and new information to stay ahead of the curve. CRE professionals who are serious about their success attend the industry’s most important event of the year to give themselves the advantage. You can, too. Make every effort to be here. The most comprehensive education conference in the industry. Expert-led sessions offer the opportunity to increase knowledge, build skills and earn continuing professional development credits while addressing the topics and issues that are vital to your success.
Follow @BOMA2014 on Twitter.



June 20-21: Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and Permaculture Workshop, Shelburne Falls, MA
Try your hand at green roofs, a quick vertical, vegetated wall or rain garden - Come to Shelburne Falls, MA for a two day (June 20 from 3:00 - 8:00PM & June 21 from 9:AM - 5:00PM) ecological design-build intensive focused on native plant material. The Beaver Lodge, a LEED Platinum residence designed by Marie Stella is a hands-on teaching laboratory.
Register here!



June 19: Minnesota Green Roof Symposium: Protecting Our Watersheds, St. Paul, MN
Today, all across Minnesota, there are more than 200 green roofs protecting the quality of the state’s waterways, improving urbanized environments, and boosting buildings’ energy efficiency. There is much more potential for green roofs to contribute to the health of Minnesota's economy and environment, particularly that of Minnesota's watersheds. There needs to be exponential growth in Minnesota's green roof market in order to help protect the state's watersheds, and this event will explore how to make this possible. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Minnesota Green Roofs Council invite you to the Minnesota Green Roof Symposium: Protecting Our Watersheds. Read Press Release here.



June 9-12: The International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST), Aachen, Germany
The International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST) is a worldwide forum for building envelope engineering. It provides information exchange and discussions of recent developments and their application thus bridging the gap between architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers and researchers. The 2014 conference is the 7th ICBEST and the 1st to be held in Continental Europe. This year’s conference will focus on the central theme “Building for a Changing World”. With the dynamics of an ever increasing population concentration in cities and high rise buildings, the financial crisis, climate change, peak oil and resource scarcity optimal building envelope systems and technologies will become even more important. Optimal adequate solutions need building up resilience against uncertainties. A radically changing world produces different demands and needs different solutions. So thinking in systems and developing alternatives will be the challenge for the future. The abstracts which have been submitted cover topics The abstracts which have been submitted cover topics such as new materials, proposals for life cycle assessments, better detailing, zero energy buildings and PV, Green Roofs as well as numerous lessons learnt. They will be discussed in no less than 3 parallel sessions.



June 8-11: Western Roofing Expo 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, WRE focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.



June 7 & 8: Green Wall Course, Portland, OR
This workshop is a demonstration and authentic participation (not required) for designers, architects, engineers, contractors, educators and other professionals. The discussion includes a full range of topics from history, product comparisons, techniques, maintenance, and science, advanced biological technology, vertical farming and more!  Experience a hands on application planting & installing both an exterior and interior green living wall complete with irrigation. GLTi provides the only authentic class and lecture experience in the world both in a classroom and on real projects, learn by doing! GLTi has taught over 2000 attendees in ten countries.

Instructors: George Irwin, President, GLTi (aka “The Green Wall Editor, and Marc Wiener, ASLA, GLTi VP of Sales and Construction.



June 5-7: International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina
IFLA, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from over 60 countries in all continents. It represents the profession of Landscape Architecture in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA., etc. IFLA is a non-political, non governmental and non-profit democratic organization with the following objectives: to develop and promote the profession and discipline of Landscape Architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, throughout the world; to establish the profession in its continuing role as an instrument of aesthetic achievement and social change for the public welfare; to contribute in identifying and preserving the intricate balance of those ecological systems upon which the future of civilization depends; to establish high standards of professional practice in design and planning of the landscape, its management, conservation and development; to promote educational and professional international exchange of knowledge, skills and experience. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.



June 5: World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began and it was from 5–16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Follow @UNEP on Twitter.



Green Roofs & Green Infrastructure Courses, Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden in Malmö, Sweden
Scandinavian Green Roof Institute gives courses in green roofs for students or groups of professionals. Courses are given both in English and in Swedish. The length of the on day courses can be both half of a day and 1-2 day event. Shorter courses can be given at other locations than the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden. Download this PDF for more details.

3rd - 4th of June 2014: Green Infrastructure, Green Roofs & Green Walls - The 3rd of June we invite you to a lecture with urban ecologists and Green Roofs / Green Facades experts Dusty Gedge and Gary Grant. The topic of the lecture is how we can maximize the ecosystem services in our cities with green infrastructure. The day after, the 4th of June, is all about Green Roofs and Green Facades, both installation and maintenance.

24th - 28th of June 2014: Scandinavian Green Roof Summer Course - On theses days we offer a one week long vocational training on Green Roofs - installation, design and maintenance.

For questions & registration e-mail: or visit






May 31: Greenovate Boston Community Summit, Boston, MA
Join Mayor Walsh and the citizens of Boston for the Greenovate Boston Community Summit on May 31, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. Greenovate Boston is a community-driven movement to get all Bostonians involved in reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, as outlined in the City’s Climate Action Plan. By laying out the necessary steps to reduce the causes of and to prepare for climate change, the Climate Action Plan gives Greenovate Boston a framework for building a greener, healthier, and more prosperous city.
Follow @GreenovateBos on Twitter



May 29-31: Resilient Cities - World Congress on Cities & Adaptation to Climate Change, Bonn, Germany
Resilient Cities is the leading global forum on urban resilience and adaptation. Convened by ICLEI, the city of Bonn & World Mayors Council. Building on the success of the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is proud to announce that the next  edition of this annual convention is already under preparation.
Follow @ICLEI_ResCities on Twitter.



May 29: Silent Partners seminar on Sustainable Architecture by The Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO), Toronto, Canada
Are you or someone you know interested in designing a sustainable, ecologically friendly future? If so, then this Silent Partners seminar on Sustainable Architecture is for you! The Conservation Council of Ontario is hosting this seminar on Thursday May 29th 2014 from 6:00 -7:00 pm at 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 120. The Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) is a non-profit provincial organization, founded in 1952, whose main goal is to promote voluntary conservation initiatives among individuals and corporate businesses alike. The Council is comprised of individuals, municipalities and businesses that both acknowledge and value conservation practices and also actively encourage society to become more environmentally conscious. It is the CCO’s pleasure to announce that the keynote speaker for this event is the recipient of the People’s Choice Award from the Toronto Urban Land Institute for Waterfront Idea competition, Loghman Azar. Loghman, architect behind Green-Deck-City and president of LINE Architect Inc., has designed and addressed concepts regarding green architecture, sustainability and ecological urban design in various Canadian cities. He is also President of the CCO and is an active participant in professional committees and advisory boards. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to network with other individuals and professionals at the event. Register now to reserve your spot, as there are a limited number of seats at this event! Admission is free upon registration. In order to register for this event, please contact the CCO at 416-533-1635. For more information about this and upcoming events you can also email us at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at The Conservation Council of Ontario and @ccoweconserve respectively.



May 21: Portland Ecoroof Symposium, Portland, OR
The sixth annual Portland Ecoroof Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the World Trade Conference Center in downtown Portland. The event will feature local and national experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event is open to the public, and targeted toward architects, landscape architects, developers, engineers, building owners, facility managers, students, researchers, and green roof industry professionals. The Symposium will also feature a Vendor Showcase of leading green roof companies from Portland and the surrounding region.



May 21: Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2014, Los Angeles, CA
Breakthrough: Design at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology. Architectural Record brings its acclaimed Innovation Conference to Los Angeles, a city known for blurring the boundaries between urbanism, architecture, and the landscape. Topics range the merging of landscape and architecture; to the growing influence of Mexico’s architects; to the integration of contemporary art, technology & design. Keynote Speaker, Jeanne Gang is a founding principal of Studio Gang in Chicago. A MacArthur Fellow, she was the lead designer of the 82-story Aqua Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. Gang's work is deeply engaged in materials innovation and sustainability in such projects as the Arcus Social Justice Center, under construction in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the Chicago office of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is Living Building Challenge certified; and the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park.



May 20-24: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea, London
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world and part of London's summer social season. Popular parts of the Chelsea Flower Show include the show gardens designed by leading names and the centerpiece of the floral marquee.
Follow @The_RHS on Twitter.



May 19 - July 11: Green Roof Design, Installation & Management Summer 2014, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Green roofs are a technology that can help solve a multitude of environmental concerns. The design, installation, and maintenance of green roofs is a complex process that requires an interdisciplinary approach to effectively complete. This course will cover the major environmental benefits of green roofs, the components required to build a sustainable green roof, the timeline required for installation, and the common pitfalls associated with maintenance. Read our guest blog post "New Online Green Roof Course Presented by Iowa State University" by Dr. Jennifer Bousselot, Iowa State University.



May 17 - June 8: Chelsea Fringe Festival, London, UK
The 3rd Chelsea Fringe will begin on Saturday 17th May and run for three weeks, at a host of different venues and settings across London. It will feature a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations. The Fringe is all about harnessing and spreading some of the excitement and energy that fizzes around gardens and gardening. Entirely independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (though acting with its support), the Fringe explodes out of the showground geographically, demographically and conceptually. Events encompass everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations. The Chelsea Fringe is a community interest company (CIC) and was founded by Festival Director Tim Richardson. All progress to date has been achieved by a team of dedicated volunteers donating their time and money. Read "The Athenaeum Hotel launches a Botanist Gin floral cocktail in celebration of Chelsea Fringe Festival" article.
Follow @ChelseaFringe on Twitter


May 16-18: ROOF INDIA 2014, Chennai, India
India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and in spite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom. Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization/new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel/Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry. And it is this scenario that ROOF INDIA Exhibition - Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event, provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures. The 13th edition - ROOF INDIA 2014 will be held during 16 - 18 May 2014 at the Chennai Trade Centre Centre, Chennai, India. Be there to be part of India’s building construction & infrastructure boom! Maximise your opportunities at ROOF INDIA 2014!
Follow @RoofIndiaExpo on Twitter



May 12-15: 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Boston, MA
Join the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and other sponsors for the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-15, in Boston (Cambridge). The 9th annual conference will be held in conjunction with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub 2014 Industry Day scheduled for May 15, 2014. The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction. Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development: LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT - Pervious pavements and erosion control structures, urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities. Read "Industry Groups Seeking Abstracts for 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference" by



May 12-14: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition China 2014, Guangzhou, China
Roof China is a only trade show located in south China specialized for roofing industry since 2011. Advocating the popularization of the Quality Warranty & Being a Platform seizing opportunities are what we have been focusing since its first edition. Every year Roof China attract exhibitors from many countries in Asia, Europe and America with their advanced products, make it a fabulous show for visitors. Roof China is a place of adventure for who want to start their business, and a place of discovery for who need some fresh ideas. In a word, It’s an event you can not miss always. The 4th ROOF CHINA will be take place at Hall 13.1 of China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex from May 12th to 14th, 2014.



May 7-8: Greenbuild EXPO, Manchester, UK
The UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event, an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates. Following another great event which saw Greenbuild Expos Green Deal debate area swamped with visitors trying to find out what this new initiative has to offer, we’re looking forward to the 2013 event. The feedback from our visitors this year was hugely encouraging for the industry. An increase of almost 15% in commercial building professionals this year demonstrates the interest that energy saving and carbon reducing measures are high priorities and provided exhibitors with some excellent prospects with nearly 4,000 visitors arriving from across the country and from sectors including volume housing, office, health, education, leisure, hotel and retail.
Follow @GreenbuildExpo on Twitter.



May 6-7: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014 will witness industry experts showcasing and discussing innovative solutions to make Dubai’s drive towards green come true on 6th and 7th May, 2014 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Speaking at the Summit, Al Yousuf Agricultural & Landscaping will be seen sharing their business solutions facilitating stunning yet ecofriendly landscaping. The conference will also showcase latest technology and trends from exhibitors like Nakheel Landscapes, Zeoplant, Ithara Group, Thorn Lighting, Groupe Botanica and many more. Providing a platform to network and create lucrative business opportunities, the event will attract more than 400 senior landscape engineers, architects, developers, contractors, technology providers and government authorities. Expotrade Middle East is looking forward to meeting senior professionals committed to the sustainable growth of the region’s landscape sector and cordially invite you to register. Email us at



May 5: The Future of Environmental Finance, Strategies for Financing Current and Future Environmental Challenges, Chapel Hill, NC
This public forum will feature engaging presentations from prominent environmental finance experts and innovators from a variety of perspectives that cut across sectors and issues. This event will foster discussion and identify emerging trends, strategies, and ideas that will help answer the basic "how will we pay" questions at the heart of successful environmental protection.



May 1 & 3: May Brown Bag Lecture about Green Roofs, ABQ Zoo, Albuquerque, NM
When a new building is constructed on previously undeveloped land, the wildlife habitat in its footprint is lost. But green roofs, or roofs planted with vegetation, may be one way to recreate that lost habitat. During the May Brown Bag Lectures at the Zoo on Thursday, May 1 and Saturday, May 3, 12:45 - 1:30 p.m., explore the possibilities that green roofs provide for threatened and endangered species. Mary Anderson, a botanist and biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will talk about her work to bolster the survival of critical species and their habitats, and the potential for green roofs to offer necessary food and shelter to struggling wildlife in urban areas.






April 26-30: APA (American Planning Association) National Planning Conference, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta is an economic powerhouse. It's one of the fastest-growing regions yet filled with natural beauty. Advance your career, network, and knowledge at the National Planning Conference, April 26-30, 2014. Open your eyes to new possibilities when you join thousands of planners from around the world at APA's National Planning Conference. APA's National Planning Conference you can pick and choose from hundreds of sessions, workshops, mobile workshops, and networking events to build your own conference — one that's just right for you.
Follow @APA_Planning on Twitter.


April 25: Spring Open House & Plant Sale, Good Earth Plant Company, San Diego, CA
Come see what Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings has to offer for Spring! View two new Green Roof Systems, an Edible Garden, our new Aquaponics System and the latest in Living Wall Technology. Tour our Green Roof and preview new products around every corner! Come prepared to purchase nursery grade plants and pots at unbelievably discounted prices! Please RSVP by email to and receive a free plant when you come. Parking is very limited. Please carpool if you can. Read Linda's Blog Post "Good Earth Plant Company’s Spring 2014 Open House and Plant Sale is Friday, April 25."



April 22: Sustainable Design Pioneer to Speak at SUNY Canton, NY
George Irwin, CEO and founder of the Rochester-based company Green Living Technologies, will discuss revolutionary trends in environmentally conscious design at SUNY Canton during the final installment of the spring Sustainability Lecture Series. He will speak at 6 p.m. April 22 in Nevaldine North, Room 102. This event is free and open to the public. Irwin’s company specializes in living walls and roofs, also known as vertical gardens. His patented designs reduce the energy needed for heating and cooling through shading and evapotranspiration. They can remove pollutants and carbon dioxide and are known as the “new graffiti,” according to Irwin. “I hold a degree in education and maintain a passion for out-of-the-box learning; I combined my love for environment and zest for learning,” he said. “I personally oversee all green wall and roof education, integrating the state-of-the-art technology into a continuously-evolving curriculum.” Living roofs can also reduce storm water run-off, filter pollutants and heavy metals out of rain water, and increase real estate value. Vertical agriculture gardens, which are also a growing trend, provides families with food within reach, reducing the need to travel to the store. Vertical Green Wall Irwin said his passion is agriculture, utilizing vertical green living walls and roof systems. His organic edible plants include tomatoes, celery, eggplant, potatoes, root crops, melons, beans, peppers and onions. His mission is to help create solutions to the challenges of food scarcity and the amount of job opportunities for at-risk populations throughout cities around the world. He is also a published author and is a leading resource for Time magazine, Fortune, CNN, NBC, CBS TEDx, National Geographic and Newsweek. He has co-hosted many radio, television and garden shows in the U.S. and abroad.



April 22: Earth Day 2014
Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us. Your contributions and purchases help mobilize communities, implement environmental education programs and support Earth Day events and actions around the world. From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people.
Follow @EarthDayNetwork on Twitter.



April 15: Green Living Walls Knowledge Transfer Day, London, UK
Living Walls are an exciting new and emerging technology. This one day seminar forum will reveal and share the latest information about the different types of available living walls from a range of perspectives including academia, designers, plant specialists, installation and maintenance experts and living wall system manufacturers. Highlights include a review and discussion of the latest research in living walls, recent developments in living wall systems, ecosystem services and case studies. The key manufacturers and installers will also exhibit and present their living wall systems and attendees will be able to inspect and ask questions about the systems on the day.



April 8-11: 2014 WASLA & WRPA Joint Conference and Trade Show, Seattle, WA
Engage with us at the 2014 WASLA & WRPA Joint Conference and Trade Show at Magnuson Park April 8-11, 2014. Experience three full days of stellar educational sessions, empowering keynote speeches and innovative social experiences in a campus setting. Enjoy a unique event blending art, recreation, and landscape architecture into integrated indoor/outdoor experiences. Columbia Green, rooflite and Swanson Bark & Wood Products will be exhibiting.



April 8-9: Water & Environment 2014, CIWEM's Annual Conference, London, UK
After the success of the 2013 event, in April 2014 the CIWEM Annual Conference will return to the fantastic Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London. The conference programme will have one stream of offered and invited papers, plus inspiring keynote speakers, covering the practical reality of sustainably delivering water and environmental management. We will be building on the successes of previous events to make this the must attend event for the water and environment sector. The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environment community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges.



April 7-22: The 2014 "Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest

The details have been finalized, and you can now enter the “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest for 2014! You’ve got just over two weeks to enter on our Facebook page and rally your friends, family and colleagues to vote for your submission. At noon EDT on Earth Day 2014 – April 22 – the photo entry with the most votes will win a $100 gift card – plus receive a lot of publicity! Happy Earth Day! The Winner of the 2014 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Day Photo Contest is…



April 1: AIPH International Green City Conference, London, UK
Green planting in urban areas is good for public health, good for the environment, good for society and good for the economy. The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Green City Conference comes to London, UK for 2014 to highlight what can be achieved in terms of urban greening and why it matters so much. This conference will help delegates in building a case for change in this important area. The conference theme ‘Growing green and healthy places’ features speakers from three continents who have been deeply involved in greening cities. The conference is aimed at landscape architects, green space experts, landscapers, horticulturists, planners, local authorities and health authorities. Other topics include green planting and public health, domestic gardens, calculating the financial benefit of green planting and the future for the UK’s Green Infrastructure Partnership.






March 31 – April 2: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE
The second Outdoor Design, Build and Supply Show takes place from 31st March – 2nd April 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This exhibition is dedicated to showcasing a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products and services including landscape contractors, outdoor lighting, recreation and park equipment, water features, playground equipment, flooring solutions, horticulture, planning and design services and much more. This event focuses purely on the design, build & supply for all private and public spaces. It is fully backed by Dubai Municipality and is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East that caters to the landscaping requirements of all industries in the space: hotels, municipalities, public parks, urban areas, property developers, schools, sports stadiums, golf courses, hospitals, leisure destinations and more. For more information, please contact us on +9714 4475357 or
Follow @theoutdoorshow on Twitter.



March 31 – April 2: Urban Agenda 2020 Conference, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
Dubai is hailed as one of the world’s most attractive cities to live in, with an ever-expanding number of businesses and people streaming in to make it their home. The Emirate has also been identified as one of the most innovative and disruptive cities on the planet, leading change and developing at an unprecedented rate. But how can Dubai and such other ‘power cities’ continue to manage such growth while being attractive places to live in? URBAN AGENDA 2020 (31st March – 2nd April 2014, Dubai World Trade Centre) will examine the factors that go into making a developing city livable and understand how cities can develop dynamically and ensure economic growth – while maintaining a great living environment. Attending the event will give you the tools you need to plan for new city developments, understand new technologies, benefit from hands-on workshops and network with Dubai government officials and their consultants. For more information, please contact us on +9714 4475357 or
Follow @UrbanAgenda2020 on Twitter.


March 29: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide

There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively.
In fact, change is already underway.  Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.


The arrival of the globe’s respective vernal and autumnal equinoxes always heralds the coming of Earth Hour and Earth Day. We hope you join along with us for Earth Hour this Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 – 9:30 PM local time, where ever you are, as we turn off the lights for sixty minutes to help generate environmental awareness of our planet.

Follow @earthhour on Twitter.



March 27: Grand Rapids Green Roof Market Development Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI
On March 27, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, in partnership with several local partners, will host a Green Roof Market Development Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Grand Rapids Green Roof Market Development Symposium will bring together stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO realm to explore how to turn this opportunity into reality. This event will set out a green roof road map for the municipality that takes into account the objectives of these stakeholders. This event is presented in partnership with American Rivers, the Western Michigan Environmental Action Coalition, and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds.



March 26-30: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne, Australia
Another successful year for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show has passed and we were once again blown away by the stunning array of Floral Displays and breathtaking Show Gardens. The world renowned flower and garden Show will be entering its 19th year in 2014 and is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer along side an extensive array of garden retail products, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors. Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious Show is well established in the psyche of Australians as a "must see" event.
Follow MIFGS1 on Twitter.



March 26-27: North East Roofing Contractors Association's Convention & Trade Show, Atlantic City, NJ
NERCA is the regional roofing contractors association covering the northeast part of the country including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware. We host the largest regional roofing trade show in the country. Over 2500 roofing professionals from the northeast are expected to walk through the doors of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. These professionals include roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers, building owners, architects, engineers, government and specification writers, consultants, designers, building inspectors, and construction users.



March 20-25: RCI International Convention and Trade Show, Anaheim, CA
The Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premiere event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants and related professionals. We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as: materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in Interface, and international acknowledgment of your knowledge and expertise. The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants’, architects’, engineers’, facility managers’, developers’, property owners’ and managers’, construction managers’, code officials’, policy makers; and general contractors.



March 19-23: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Mateo, CA
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2014 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2.0 will bring a new vision to the gardening world. Not content to rest on its past laurels, the version of this world-class show will be packed with new ideas, new perspectives and fresh ideas. You won't want to miss it! The show will feature four acres of inspiring gardens, floral displays, free seminars, and workshops for all gardening levels - as well as shopping opportunities at the finest gardening, floral, and outdoor-living exhibits relevant to the San Francisco/Bay Area and California. Don't miss this chance to be part of this world-famous venue that offers thousands of attendees a glimpse at the latest in garden innovation and beauty in design.
Follow @SFGardnShow on Twitter.



March 18-30: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital seeks to further the public’s understanding of environmental issues – and solutions – through the power of film and thought-provoking discussions with environmental experts and filmmakers. The Festival is a platform that fosters environmental awareness and action. Our films will address the complex relationship between the environment and human health and look toward solutions to ensure a healthy population and environment with the understanding that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves. The theme of the 2014 Festival, Our Cities, Our Planet, will examine the challenges posed by Earth’s urban environments and the efforts of the world’s cities to balance environmental and economic needs. Sustainable DC, a city-wide initiative to make Washington, D.C. the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation, will be highlighted through films on the city’s Bikeshare program, green roofs and the DC sewer system with discussion by D.C. government officials, including Mayor Vincent Gray and Keith Anderson, Director of the District Department of the Environment.
Follow @DCEnviroFilm on Twitter.



March 18-19: Green Cities 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Australia’s premier built environment sustainability event is returning to Melbourne on the 18 - 19 March 2014. Green Cities 2014 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond the baseline. Green Cities is an annual conference co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia. Focusing on sustainability within the built environment, Green Cities’ exciting program features international keynote speakers, networking events, green building site tours and education master classes. In 2014, Green Cities returns to Melbourne. Based around the key theme of ‘Beyond the Baseline’, Green Cities 2014 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond boundaries. Join us!
Follow @GreenCitiesConf on Twitter.



March 15-23: Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Chicago, IL
The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show is on the move - on the calendar! Look for our magnificent gardens, educational workshops, cooking demo's and kids activity March 15 - 23, 2014. A renewed focus on gardening and landscape take center stage in the 2014 Marketplace. New exhibitors from across the US will be amongst those selling and promoting green products and many of your returning favorites! Top horticulture experts and professionals from academia, business and garden centers are among the bevy of experts who will share insights at free seminars held daily. Also visit the How To Garden and take part in hands-on workshops and learn tricks of the trade during demo's on the Gardening Live Stage.
Follow @ChicagoFlower on Twitter.



March 14-23: Canada Blooms, The Flower & Garden Festival, Toronto, Canada
Canada Blooms has grown to be one of Toronto’s most successful events, drawing volunteers, visitors and participants from all across Canada and the United States. Already a popular destination with tour groups, gardeners from Bermuda, France, the United Kingdom and the United States now rank Canada Blooms as being one of the top five shows of its kind. We rely on our dedicated team of volunteers, staff and board of directors to make our events a success. Our volunteers share an unmatched passion and love for gardening, while our staff and board of directors are committed to creating the most stunning and spectacular floral and garden show you have ever seen! Don’t miss this year’s brilliant spectacle – visit Canada Blooms! Canada Blooms Unilock Celebrity Stage will host the bold, brazen and entertaining Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) President George Irwin, Green Living Walls: Uncovering the Truth. A rock star in his own right, Irwin is known for his no-fluff position in the green roof and living wall industry.
Follow @canadablooms on Twitter.



March 12-16: Boston Flower & Garden Show, Boston, MA
The Boston Flower & Garden Show returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. The theme – Seeds of Change – will showcase how the region’s best green thumbs are fearlessly embracing new plants, methods and materials to increase the beauty, the bountiful harvest and the ecological friendliness of their gardens and outdoor spaces. Set to the backdrop of spectacular garden displays by cutting-edge landscape professionals and area nurseries, the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show features hours of lectures and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, shop from a wide marketplace featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening.
Follow @bosflowershow on Twitter.



March 12-13: GREENPRINTS Conference & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA
Greenprints is a high-level forum for the sustainability-driven conversations that define our times. A gathering place for regionally and nationally renowned building science and design experts, as well as building industry professionals, Greenprints facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners. Our goal is to advance collaborative solutions to our toughest environmental challenges. Come see what we’re about!
Follow @SouthfaceEnergy on Twitter.



March 4-6: Ecobuild, London, England
New thinking, challenging ideas and renowned speakers, our acclaimed conference, in association with the UK-GBC, returned to the heart of the exhibition. The Ecobuild conference focuses on emerging issues, new thinking, challenging ideas, and the new policy priorities of the coalition government responding to the need for budget cuts. It examines the key issues surrounding sustainability, construction and the built environment, from big picture debates on international political co-operation, global economic models, and the psychology of climate change, through to more domestic challenges such as how the UK construction sector needs to change, refurbishing the existing stock, and the impact of localism and the big society on planning.
Follow @Ecobuild_Now on Twitter.



March 1-9: Philadelphia International Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
You are invited to attend the world's longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show. Join a Philadelphia tradition and make incredible memories. Experience the combination of art and horticulture as the 184th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollack, and da Vinci to Dali. ARTiculture will be unveiled March 1, 2014. Tickets will be available in the fall.
Follow @PhilaFlowerShow on Twitter.






February 26 - March 1: 10th Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS), Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
The National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) is proud to organize the tenth Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) taking place from February 26 - March 01, 2014 at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Centre. This much-awaited annual garden show will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and the support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain, President of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development.



February 26-28: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, Las Vegas, NV
The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.

Don't miss exhibits by Bison Innovative Products #2533, Carlisle SynTec Systems #543, Columbia Green Technologies #1928, Sika Corporation #1721, & Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance #934.

Follow @RoofingExpo on Twitter.



February 26-27: ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Springfield, MA
Planting a roof in February? In Springfield, MA? Why not when it’s part of ELA’s 20th Conference & Eco-Marketplace? On February 27th, George Irwin, President of Green Living Technologies International (GLTi), and Trevor Smith, owner of Land Escapes and ELA President, offer a hands-on demonstration of a living roof installation. George and Trevor will also demonstrate how to plant larger material such as shrubs and trees and how to lay a patio directly on top of the living roof. Whether conference goers take advantage of the early morning workshop, or stop by later in the day to check out the results, they’ll be able to closely inspect the current green roof technology. Sponsored by GLTi and Land Escapes, the completed roof will be donated to an organization still to be determined. To attend the workshop, register for the ELA Conference. Details at:



February 19-20: BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
BUILDEX Vancouver is one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences, welcoming over 13,500 Design, Construction and Real Estate Management professionals each year. Over 600 exhibits and more than 50 educational seminars impact THREE distinct professional markets, all under one roof: Interior design and architecture, Property and real estate management, and Construction and renovation. We invite you to join us again next year on February 19 & 20, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to enjoy two days of product launches, problem-solving, education and the year's best networking opportunity!
Follow @BUILDEXshows on Twitter



February 13-15: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, Denver, CO
The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is known as the premiere smart growth conference of the year: For more than a decade, New Partners has guided a strong and diverse movement grounded in the values of sustainable communities. This “must-attend” conference has become a place where smart growth, itself, transforms and changes to tackle today’s most pressing challenges. And according to John Frece, Director of the U.S. EPA Office of Sustainable Communities, “There simply is no other single place where one can meet and learn from so many people knowledgeable about — and dedicated to — approaches that will help our nation grow in smarter, more sustainable ways.”
Follow @NewPartnersConf on Twitter.



Feb 11 & 12: Free Online Seminar, “The Biofiltration of Indoor Air: Putting nature to work indoors” by Nedlaw Living Walls
You are invited to a free online seminar, hosted by Nedlaw Living Walls founder, Dr. Alan Darlington. This seminar will be of special benefit to architects, developers, building managers, and anyone looking for ways to improve the indoor living environment. This seminar will discuss how Living Wall Biofilters actively improve the indoor environment, and how they can effectively be integrated into your space.

Date/Time #1: Tuesday February, 11, 2014, 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET
Date/Time #2: Wednesday February, 12, 2014, 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Click here to register for this free online seminar today!

For a course description and additional information, please visit our website:

Questions or Comments? Contact Jasmine Vesque, Communications Marketing Manager, Nedlaw Living Walls & Living Roofs, P: 613-898-2563 or



February 8: Concordia Transitions - a conference on sustainable change, Montreal, Canada
A series of speakers and discussion panels will be held on the 7th floor on the Hall building to provide students with information on ways they can help transition Concordia’s food system to be more affordable and sustainable. Ben Flanner; head farmer, CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms based in New York City, will also be present to speak to students. Flanner’s organization pioneered an urban farm operation producing vegetables, herbs and honey on green rooftops in Brooklyn. Widely recognized for transforming rooftop agriculture, The Brooklyn Grange received the Green Business Award in 2010, the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence in 2011, and Queens Community Business Award in 2012. Flanner will be speaking on both the challenges and rewards of creating a small farm and the importance of developing local food systems.



February 5-9: Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration, held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days. Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular Show Gardens, created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our full acre of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will get your garden projects blossoming. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more. If you’re looking for something to jazz up a small urban space, our colorful Small Space Showcase, Floral Competition, and Funky Junk features will show you how to blend art with functionality.
Follow @nwfgs on Twitter.



February 4-6: NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, NV
During the peak of the housing boom, IBS attracted more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibiting companies. Despite the economic downturn, IBS still attracts nearly 50,000 visitors and over 900 exhibiting companies. By any measure, IBS still delivers the biggest buying audience and the biggest selling environment. Over 50,000 home builders, remodelers, architects, building material dealers and distributors. Professional trade only. IBS exhibitors get more national press, more international marketing and more online promotional opportunities than any other building industry event. All free!
Follow @IBSVegas on Twitter.






January 29-30: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Industry Show, Los Angeles, CA
The Landscape Industry Show is the leading green industry show in the west! The show provides you with the ultimate customer connection — bringing you face-to-face with green industry professionals eager to learn about the latest and greatest products and ready to make decisions. Participate, learn, ask questions and see new products and services being featured by our exhibitors and speakers. We will be adding the show-floor demos as we secure them, so keep checking back for the most current information. You will not want to miss these! Want to meet face-to-face with key decision makers? Build your influence with green industry professionals? Positively influence sales? By exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show, you can position your company's products and services as the solution needed by green industry leaders.
Follow @CLCAbarbara on Twitter.



January 27-29: 2014 Utah Green Industry Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
The theme for this year's trade show and conference will be "Branching Out". Join us for 3 days of seminars and a 2 day trade show to branch out and network with your friends in the green industry of Utah. Click here for registration online or print out the Utah Green Industry Conference Registration Schedule.



January 26-29: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Oakland, CA
The USCC’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest composting conference and exhibition for the composting, wood waste and organics recycling industry in North America. The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.
Follow @USCompostingCou on Twitter.



January 23-24: CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show, Chicago, IL

Attend this year’s CRCA Trade Show and Seminars! As CRCA Attendees and Exhibitors will tell you, this show continues to deliver great education and the best in roofing and waterproofing exhibits in the USA. This year’s show is also an important venue for Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Roof Consultants as well as Building Owners/Engineers and Building Code and Fire Officials for navigating the latest in Roofing, Energy and Green Code Requirements, plus Systems Technology Advancements that affect the final product delivered to the end user…. a roof for the building owner.



January 20: Build It Green Workshop, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Atlanta, GA
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is hosting special activities Jan. 20 in which guests can explore the green features of the 65,000-square-foot multi-use building in Buford. The event, Build It Green, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Participants will construct a model building using recycled materials, learn what architecture and ecosystems have to do with each other and look at the importance of green building methods in relation to watersheds. Green features of the facility include LEED certification, a green roof that is the largest sloped vegetative roof in the Southeast region, a water feature that plays an integral role in heating and cooling the building, pervious pavement and energy-efficient lighting.


January 14 & 15: Green Infrastructure & Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas Conference, USF, Tampa, FL
Join experts from around the U.S. and the world for a comprehensive discussion around Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas. Keynote presentations and conference papers will tackle a wide range of related topics from both technical and policy angles and the program will feature a two part Transition from Gray to Green workshop.
For more information and to Register, please visit:



January 7-9: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada
This Congress is the gathering place that attracts close to 13,000 industry professionals who continue to build an active and energetic community that mentors each other, promotes professionalism, encourages competency and is committed to building a green industry that is valued, recognized and trusted by the public. It provides suppliers, ideas, expert advice, network connections, and professional development opportunities that allow for renewal and continuous improvement. Take advantage of all that Landscape Ontario’s Congress offers to help you enter the market and expand your business. Let us help you to remain relevant, vital, top of mind and ahead of the curve in a dynamic and growing market.
Follow @locongress on Twitter.



January 5-6: National Green Centre Trade Show, Overland Park, KS
2014 begins the Western Nursery & Landscape Association's 125th Anniversary. For more than a century, our association has continued to serve our members in countless ways - facilitating commerce, providing education and most importantly allowing relationships to begin, grow and flourish. As we enter our anniversary year culminating in our annual event in January 2015, we are excited to celebrate our roots! These days it's all about heritage and reconnecting with history by reengaging with regional businesses and talent. We are excited to announce that your Trade Show will go back to its roots and once again take the name The Western. The event will be held in Overland Park, Kansas in January of 2014 and 2015, and in the Kansas City are for the foreseeable future.
Follow @NatlGreenCentre on Twitter.



[upcoming events] [educational courses] [past events]

Previous Years Events [2013-2001]

Back to Top








Ad: American Hydrotech










1-800 Number Service - Free Trial!













American Hydrotech logoBarrett Company logoCarlisle logoConservation Technology logoFirestone Building Products logoGreen Roof Blocks logo
Green Roof OutfittersLiveRoof logorooflite logoRoofmeadow logoTremco logo
 Turf & Soil DiagnosticsVegetal iD logoXero Flor America logoZinCo USA logo