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Celebrate World Green Roof Day #WGRD2022 on June 6!

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World Green Roof Day June 6

World Green Roof Day #WGRD2022: Save the Date for June 6

Now celebrating its 3rd year, World Green Roof Day will be held on June 6, 2022.

“World Green Roof Day was founded by Chris Bridgman & Dusty Gedge, veterans of the sustainable living roof arena. Each year, they’re devoted to helping World Green Roof Day educate others on the benefits of green roofs to our climate, cities and wellbeing.

The founders are also board members of the Green Roof Organisation [GRO], a UK trade body that’s responsible for the green roof code of practice. By celebrating green roofs, there is hope across the globe that we can all come together and enjoy green spaces and all they have to offer.”

World Green Roof Day June 6

Casa Vallarta, Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Villalba, formerly of Zona Verde MX

Organizers: Why World Green Roof Day?

“Towns and cities globally are going green to adapt to climate change. Green roofs also provide vital wildlife habitat and make life better for everyone.” ~ World Green Roof Day

World Green Roof Day June 6

We here at will be observing the day by sharing photos and videos of fantastic greenroofs from across the planet, and we invite you to do the same, too, using #WGRD2022.

World Green Roof Day June 6

In Thailand, small pockets dispersed along Thammasat University Rooftop Farm’s (TURF) zig-zag staircases provide intimate social spaces, as well as access to the crop plantations on the $31 million 1.7-acre green roof. Image: Panoramic Studio / LANDPROCESS / Dsignsomething via V2COM

Our website aims to “Connect the Planet + Living Architecture” with greenroofs, greenwalls, and other sustainable, nature-based design – plus connect to the people who make greening our built Earth happen every day. Projects Database

World Green Roof Day June 6

Building-integrated vegetative systems are moving the green infrastructure agenda progressively forward with millions of square feet greened on top of roofs and walls – and within. Explore and share global project profiles of sustainability and excellence in design.

Make sure to visit the Projects Database to find some of your favorite green roof project profiles – if they’re not there, we’ll add them! Just Submit a Project and we’ll be sure the world may find them, too.

World Green Roof Day June 6

Hotel Remota, Chile. Photo Courtesy Germán del Sol Architects, Photography by Camus

Why Do You Think Greenroofs Are Important?

“Greenroofs, as just one piece of regenerative and climate-positive design, are such an elegant architectural solution providing so many different environmental, economic, psychological, and aesthetic benefits and ameliorating so many adverse construction consequences for the building owner, its occupants, and the surrounding flora, fauna, and human ecosystems.” Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP Founder & Publisher

World Green Roof Day June 6

In Alberta, Canada, the Berry Architecture + Associates and Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek LLP Office Building displays its autumn glory, September, 2015. Photo by Cynthia Pohl

We’re asking this question to many of our colleagues and will share everyone’s answers soon as part of the #WGRD2022 celebration. We’ll also be asking them to share a couple of their absolutely favorite living roofs, too.

World Green Roof Day June 6

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. Image: Robert Benson courtesy of Mecanoo

Please share your own thoughts and favorite examples of vegetative roofs on social media using  #WGRD2022 and @WGRD2022 @worldgreenroofs @dusty_gedge @roofgro and @livingrooftops – plus World Green Roof Day’s European partners @EFBgreen @Grünstattgrau @IFLAEurope and global partners @greenroofs and @GRHCna – see more Guidelines & Tags.

World Green Roof Day June 6

Al Shaheed Park. Screenshot of video “Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait by Eng. Haifa Al Muhanna” presented at’s 2019 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit

From the spectacular, huge Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City to a simple Hobbit home, greenroofs everywhere are enhancing their area of the world and providing nature with a respite and promise for a greener, cleaner, and cooling Planet Earth!

World Green Roof Day June 6

Bilbo & Frodo Baggins’ Hobbit hole at Hobbiton, New Zealand on October 21, 2014; Photo by Linda S. Velazquez

On June 6 or any day, Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

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


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