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...

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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...

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Save the date! June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

Today, all across Minnesota, there are more than 200 green roofs protecting the quality of our 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 our environment and economy. That’s why we invite you to save...

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Research shows green roofs help bees get around

Recent research in Switzerland shows that green roofs increase the biodiversity of bugs in urban areas, particularly bugs that crawl but don’t fly. But for flying bugs, especially bees, green roofs may be even more important – providing a great way for them to connect to more ecosystems, and more food sources. This...

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Bees and Green Roofs in Southeast Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota newspaper Minnesota Daily recently published an interesting article about a possible expansion of sustainable roof technologies, including green roofs and beekeeping, in the Southeast Como neighborhood of Minneapolis. “Solar isn’t the only game in town when it comes to unused roof space,” he said....

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Council Elects New Board for 2014

We have a great new group of board members for 2014. It’s a diverse team with strong professional backgrounds and a shared commitment to green roofs for their many environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits. We’ve even put out a press release to announce the news!...

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An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

Green Roof Research in New Zealand and Fostering Communication between Landscape Architects and Engineers – An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck   St Paul Fire Station Green Roof and Conference Room 6pm-8pm: August 21st, 2013 Professional Event $30 / $15 student rate    Please join the Minnesota Green Roofs Council for a...

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Saint Paul Green Roofs Tour

July 16:  5:30 – 8:00pm Join Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) and Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) on July 16 for a look at green roofs in Saint Paul. We’ll hear from MGRC green roof expert Angie Durhman and visit both residential and institutional green roof sites including the new roof at Hamline...

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