Jim Lapides, the Manager of Public Relations for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) – of which I’m an associate member – shared some exciting news with me yesterday: The ASLA’s new Green Roof page is a Webby Award finalist under the “Society>Associations” category.
How fitting since April is National Landscape Architecture Month, when landscape architects plan special activities to be visible in their communities across the country, working with their chapters to introduce students and the public to the profession. The ASLA Green Roof page is pretty awesome, containing: Green Roof Central, Tour the Green Roof, Green Roof Data, Contributors and Benefactors, and a Student/Teacher Guide – plus some great photos, graphics, and videos.
Held on AOL.com, the 15th Annual Webby Awards say “Help create the Web by You” and be a part of the experience by voting for whom we think deserves to take home a People’s Voice Award.
“Unlike other award shows that crown just one winner chosen by the people, we think the public should have a say in who wins big. That’s why we give you the chance to crown a Webby winner in every category.
The Webby People’s Voice Awards honors the year’s best work in Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile. And while our esteemed judges have their own opinion, we want to hear from you. You can vote in every category, so go ahead. Step up on your soapbox and let the web know who rules your digital world.” ~ Webby Awards
The ASLA Green Roof page is honored for their excellence in informing the public about their own greenroof at the ASLA Headquarters plus educating about living roofs in general.
Voting for the 2011 Webbys is open from April 12th through to April 28th 2011. Jim says:
“I’m fairly certain that it’s the only nominee in the history of the Webbys that is focused on green roofs.” ~ Jim Lapides
So get going to have your say on who should win, including supporting the “ASLA Green Roof Experience” – vote for them at the 2011 Webby Awards! I just did.
You’ll need to create a quick profile and then you’re set. They’re in second place right now – let’s get them to #1, which would make for a truly celebratory Landscape Architecture Month as well as support our industry by highlighting greenroofs!
~ Linda V.