MGRC Events

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!

 

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 stormwater management and improving our shared environment.

Thank you to the supporters of the MGRC mobile green roof display:

Plaistaid Companies
Gertens
Capital Region Watershed District
Edward Sales
AD Greenroof
Arteka Companies
Rosenquist Construction

 

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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 Lofts

The tour begins at the Hamline University Student Center at 12:00 noon and ends at the Penfield Lofts at 5:00 p.m. A contingent will return to Hamline on bike after refreshments downtown.

A suggested donation of $15 supports the Minnesota Green Roofs Council… and includes a free tour T-shirt!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.
Questions? Contact the Minnesota Green Roofs Council: info@mngreenroofs.org.

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:

Minnesota Green Roof Symposium

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Event | Comments Off on Minnesota Green Roof Symposium

Minnesota Green Roof Symposium

You are invited to attend:

Minnesota Green Roof Symposium:

Protecting Our Watersheds

Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
@Hamline University – Anderson Center

Professional Event $99 (before June 10th); $49 student rate   

REGISTER NOW  

Today, all across Minnesota, more than 200 green roofs protect the quality of our state’s lakes and rivers. 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 the Minnesota Green Roof Symposium. Co-hosted by the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Hamline University in St. Paul. You will have the opportunity to learn about green roof design and benefits and explore how we can make Minnesota a leader in the application of green roofs to protect our watersheds.

Registration information and the Symposium agenda are available online:
Minnesota Green Roof Symposium.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • Landscape Architects
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Design, Planning, and Engineering Students
  • Horticulturists
  • Urban Planners
  • Roofing Consultants and Contractors
  • Building Developers, Owners and Managers
  • Environmental Scientists, Academics, and Researchers
  • Policy Makers
  • Environmental Representatives

Questions? Contact us.

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 Swedish Institute
  • Minneapolis College of Arts and Design (MCAD) Rooftop Bog
  • Minneapolis City Hall
  • Minneapolis Central Library
The tour begins at the Garden Mausoleum at 12:00 noon and ends at the Minneapolis Central Library at 5:00 p.m.

A suggested donation of $15 supports the Minnesota Green Roofs Council… and includes a free tour T-shirt!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

Questions? Contact the Minnesota Green Roofs Council: info@mngreenroofs.org.

PHOTO: “Stone Arch Bridge – Bikers” by @meetminneapolis is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Save the date! June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Save the date! June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

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 the date, Thursday, June 19, 2014, for the Minnesota Green Roof Market Development Symposium. This special one-day event will be hosted by the Minnesota Green Roofs Council and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of green roofs and the policies other regions have implemented to develop their green roof markets.

More details to follow. If you have any initial questions, feel free to contact us.

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The Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC), www.mngreenroofs.org, is not-for-profit organization that promotes green roofs as a building strategy in Minnesota.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), www.greenroofs.org, is a not-for-profit industry association working to promote the industry throughout North America.

 

PHOTO: “Conference Time” by christian.senger is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

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 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium wrap-up lecture highlighting green roofs as a storm water tool. We are pleased to host Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, who will share her experience establishing the first retrofit green roof in Auckland, New Zealand and developing green roof design standards through a research program at the University of Auckland. Dr. Fassman-Beck will also present some highlights of her book-in-progress, which explores the best ways to foster communication between landscape architects and engineers during the design, construction, and maintenance of green roofs to manage stormwater runoff.

For more information on Dr. Fassman-Beck, please see her webpage at http://www.cee.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/elizabeth-fassman

The event will start with an informal tour of the new St. Paul Fire Station #1 green roof followed by the lecture in the Fire Station Conference Room. St. Paul Fire Station #1 is located at 1000 West 7th Street in St. Paul and is easily accessed from the Saint Paul RiverCentre by Metro Transit bus routes 74 or 54.  Street parking is also available.

Location map:   http://goo.gl/maps/CPZA6

Bus schedules are available at http://www.metrotransit.org/

 

Saint Paul Green Roofs Tour

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Saint Paul Green Roofs Tour

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 University. We’ll also speak to homeowners and faculty involved in these projects.

Meet at CRWD office at 5:30pm.

We’ll shuttle from there to the various sites. Sandwiches provided during the introduction presentation at 6:00pm. Tour ends back at CRWD at 8:00pm.

Event is free of charge, but you must register. Contact Lindsay at CRWD, lindsay@capitolregionwd.org or 651-644-8888.

See the wild green roofs at the Minnesota Zoo!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on See the wild green roofs at the Minnesota Zoo!

See the wild green roofs at the Minnesota Zoo!

June 14th – Minnesota Zoo – Professional Event
10:00-11:30am  $60 professionals/ $30 non-profits, government, students

1 learning hour available, please ask for details

Hear from a representative from HGA Architects and Engineers, Mia Blanchett, as she discusses the design intent and reality of constructing the green roof. HGA was the architectural firm whose award winning design transformed the original concrete entrance into a welcoming pavilion with a green roof and indigenous landscaping.

Derik Otten, LEED AP Project Manager for the MN Zoo, will then discuss how the green roof fits into the over-arching sustainability goals for the Zoo. Following the presentations and Q&A, we will tour the green roof.

Following the presentations and Q&A, we will tour the green roof.  After the event, please enjoy a day the Zoo!  Discounts for family and friends available!

Sign up today!