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Happy Holidays and a Look Ahead to 2023! + much more…

on December 21, 2022 at 11:46 am under , , , , ,


Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year! We hope you are thriving and winding down for 2022 – there’s plenty of time to reenergize and galvanize action for 2023.

2022 was certainly a better year in terms of getting Covid-19 in hand, producing plenty of positive environmental action, and returning to in person events such as CitiesAlive in October. But continued shootings, recent international events against women and our own U.S. Supreme Court rulings have placed society 50 years backwards instead of propelling us forward. Standing up for our beliefs and voting are the keys to creating a future livable and sustainable world for fauna, flora, and humans. We all deserve to be safe.

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Held in Montreal, this year’s UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 resulted in a historic accord to halt biodiversity loss by 2030: “Nations have agreed to protect a third of the planet for nature by 2030 in a landmark deal aimed at safeguarding biodiversity. There will also be targets for protecting vital ecosystems such as rainforests and wetlands and the rights of indigenous peoples. Biodiversity refers to all the Earth’s living things and the way they are connected in a complex web of life that sustains the planet,” (BBC News).

If you’re a bit behind still on CEUs, Don’t Miss Out on These Free Courses Offering Continuing Education Credits in 2022 – plus Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is offering a Professional Development Holiday Sale – 25% Off ALL Courses by 1/15/23.

Looking ahead to 2023, now that the pandemic has eased, BUGG (Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V.) and WGIN (World Green Infrastructure Network) are able to hold their World Congress Building Green 2023 in Berlin this June. We’re going and I’ll be presenting our brand new 2023 Top 10 Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design. Don’t miss their Call for Papers by 1/31/23.

Season’s Greetings & a Toast to a Healthy, Happy & Greener New Year!

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