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2016 Clean Water Summit

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on 2016 Clean Water Summit

2016 Clean Water Summit

The MGRC is proud to endorse the 2016 Clean Water Summit Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Clean Water Summit will feature up-to-date knowledge and research in green infrastructure practices for redevelopment and retrofit sites, with a focus on innovation in project planning, developing partnerships, engaging community, design and installation, monitoring, and operations and maintenance that optimizes performance. Register today and we will see you there!...

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Opportunity to Serve on the Minnesota Green Roofs Council Board

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Opportunity to Serve on the Minnesota Green Roofs Council Board

Opportunity to Serve on the Minnesota Green Roofs Council Board

Want to help protect and improve water quality in Minnesota’s rivers and lakes? Do you believe in restoring green space in the urban environment? The Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) is the state’s only non-profit organization dedicated to promoting green roofs for their environmental and economic benefits. The Council is seeking people interested in serving on our board. In 2016, the MGRC plans to continue our successful education and outreach programs: the annual summer bike tour of green roofs and bringing our trailer, a green roof...

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Get Together with the MGRC at the Great Minnesota Get Together

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Get Together with the MGRC at the Great Minnesota Get Together

Get Together with the MGRC at the Great Minnesota Get Together

The Minnesota Green Roof Council’s trailer – our green roof on wheels – will be on display again this year at the Minnesota State Fair from August 27 – September 7, 2015. The MGRC trailer will be on display outside the Eco Experience, located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue. We invite you to stop by and see the trailer at the Fair. Newly refurbished and re-planted, the trailer’s green roof showcases different types of green roof technologies and plants, explains how green roofs work, and illustrates the benefits of green roofs for...

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MGRC’s Green Roof on Wheels Rolls into Minnehaha Watershed District

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on MGRC’s Green Roof on Wheels Rolls into Minnehaha Watershed District

MGRC’s Green Roof on Wheels Rolls into Minnehaha Watershed District

On July 26, 2015, a record 1,600 volunteers took part in the Minnehaha Watershed District’s annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup. As they assembled for transportation to their assigned cleanup spots, they had the chance to check out the Minnesota Green Roofs Council’s newly refurbished trailer. The trailer topped with a real green roof provides information on green roof technology, functions and benefits. The volunteers learned about the different types of green roofs and the variety of plant...

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Join us on our 2nd annual MGRC Bike Tour!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Join us on our 2nd annual MGRC Bike Tour!

Join us on our 2nd annual MGRC Bike Tour!

Tour 6 Different Green Roofs in Saint Paul St. Paul Green Roofs Bike Tour Sunday, June 28 12:00pm – 5:00pm Join the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) on Sunday, June 28 for a bike tour of green roofs in St. Paul. Enjoy a guided bike ride through the city and visit six of the green roofs that protect water quality in the city’s waterways. We will tour and learn about six green roofs: • Hamline University Student Center • St. Paul Fire Stations 1 & 10 • Union Depot • Lofts at Farmers Market • Pioneer / Endicott Apartments • Penfield...

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New Report Shines Light on Minnesota Water Quality Concerns

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in article, Blog | Comments Off on New Report Shines Light on Minnesota Water Quality Concerns

New Report Shines Light on Minnesota Water Quality Concerns

We can be part of the solution and fix some of these concerns using green roofs as storm water controls in our urban areas!  -MGRC ST. PAUL, MN – A new report released today by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provides additional evidence that agricultural and urban runoff is contributing significantly to the impairment of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams. The new study, which monitored half of the state’s 81 major watersheds, takes an in-depth look at the lakes and streams in major drainage areas. According to the MPCA, it...

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Learn about Green Roofs on demand!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog, Event, Video | Comments Off on Learn about Green Roofs on demand!

Learn about Green Roofs on demand!

Looking for some green roof education on demand? Register for the Greenroofs.com virtual summit “Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015” and pick the sessions you want to hear any time! Speaker info is also available for you to follow up with them directly, should you have any questions.  Here’s a preview: The summit is online now through May 31st, 2015. Learn more at:...

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Nation’s Water Costs Rushing Higher

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Nation’s Water Costs Rushing Higher

Nation’s Water Costs Rushing Higher

A recent USA TODAY survey of 100 municipalities summarized increases in residential water bills over the past 12 years. Prices at least doubled in more than a quarter of the cities surveyed and even tripled in few areas. Check out this interactive map to find out about rates in Rochester and Minneapolis and compare them to other cities. Link: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/economy/story/2012-09-27/water-rates-rising/57849626/1   Photo Credit: “Creative Commons Minneapolis Skyline” by Anthony Arrigo is licensed under CC...

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Minnesota Green Roofs Council Elects John Hink to its Board

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Minnesota Green Roofs Council Elects John Hink to its Board

Minnesota Green Roofs Council Elects John Hink to its Board

News Release MINNEAPOLIS — December 30, 2014 — An environmental engineer with more than 20 years of experience, John Hink joins the Minnesota Green Roofs Council to promote green roofs in Minnesota for their multiple environmental, economic and social benefits The Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) announced the election of John Hink to its board of directors. Hink is president and chief executive officer of Solution Blue (St. Paul, Minn.), a full-service civil engineering and landscape architecture firm specializing in sustainable site...

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Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Tour 5 Different Green Roofs in Minneapolis Minneapolis Green Roofs Bike Tour Sunday, June 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm Join the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) on Sunday, June 22 for a bike tour of green roofs in Minneapolis. Enjoy a guided bike ride through the city and visit five of the green roofs that protect water quality in the city’s lakes and the Mississippi River. Find out how green roofs improve the urban environment.We will tour and learn about five green roofs: Garden Mausoleum and Reception Center, Lakewood Cemetery American...

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