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Star Tribune explores
Green Roofs

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in article, Blog | Comments Off on Star Tribune explores
Green Roofs

Star Tribune explores Green Roofs

Hamline University’s new green roof is profiled by Janet Moore in the StarTribune. It’s a good overview of green roofs, their popularity, and showcases the LiveRoof system installed on Hamline’s new student center roof by Bachman’s.     From the article… “People love them. They’re captivated and fascinated by them,” said Craig Wilson, CEO of Sustology, a Minneapolis environmental consulting firm that designs and installs green roofs. “The technology is proven, although I’d say the...

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Music on a the Bakken Museum Green Roof

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Music on a the Bakken Museum Green Roof

Music on a the Bakken Museum Green Roof

We love the Bakken Museum and now is the time to visit! For the next ten days is the Annual 10 Best Days of The Bakken with special science events and FREE admission. Plus they will have music atop the museum’s Green Rooftop. Check it out!   “Join us for the fourth Annual 10 Best Days of The Bakken*, occurring from July 13th through July 22nd, 2012. This is a FREE event that coincides with the Minneapolis Aquatennial. All 10 days are uniquely themed, so visit often throughout the event to participate in museum activities and...

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Natural Home and Garden articles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in article, Blog | Comments Off on Natural Home and Garden articles

Natural Home and Garden articles

Here are links to two nice articles discussing green roofs in Natural Home and Garden magazine: Not as good as our primer and FAQ, of course :-), but a good introduction none-the-less!                 Green Roof Primer:  http://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com/natural-landscaping/home-grown-green-roofs.aspx and How green roofs help cool buildings:...

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Green Roof Butterfly

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Blog, Photo | Comments Off on Green Roof Butterfly

Green Roof Butterfly

Our board member Angie saw this on the Target Center green roof this week!

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Pasque Flower Day 2012

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Blog, Fundraiser | Comments Off on Pasque Flower Day 2012

Pasque Flower Day 2012

Spring greetings from the Minnesota Green Roofs Council! Did you know that one of the first flowers of spring is the Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla patens)? In honor of this flower, a harbinger of spring, we are holding our second annual Pasque Flower Day – a fundraiser to support the Minnesota Green Roofs Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promote vegetated green roofs in our great state.  Your donation will help us reach our goal of raising $500 to develop our website into a rich collection of local green roof resources. Pasque Flower...

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Green Ideas and Ham

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Green Ideas and Ham

Green Ideas and Ham

The Minnesota Green Roofs Council was asked to partner with Environment Minnesota (http://www.environmentminnesota.org/ )  to take a look at innovative water management strategies in our communities on the forum of  From Roots To Rooftops!  For this forum on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00 a.m. we’ll cover the many benefits of green roofs and landscaping in conserving and protecting clean water. This is a discussion for designers, advocates, local leaders, community members and conservation supporters alike. Our speakers include John Bilotta,...

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WINTER EVENT: What’s up (on the roof) with winter?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Blog, Event | 0 comments

WINTER EVENT: What’s up (on the roof) with winter?

  Please join the MN Green Roofs Council for a unique exploration of the winter effects on green roofs! The first hour will be dedicated to introduction of the expert panel’s key research, opinions, and observations on the topic.  The second hour will be moderated and interactive with your questions to the panel.  Lastly, we have allowed time for networking with your fellow colleges who share similar green building interests.  You can also check out the intensive dormant green roof on the second floor of the facility! We have a wonderful...

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Green Roof Photo Gallery

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Green Roof Photo Gallery

Green Roof Photo Gallery

Take a look at our very own Flickr pool of the latest green roof projects and events in Minnesota!    If you’ve got a nice photo of a Minnesota green roof you’d be willing to share with us, we’d be happy to put it up with a short description (and credit you, of course). It’s just a short jump to MGRC’s Flickr...

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$250,000 in Grants Available For Water Quality Projects (aka Green Roofs!)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Blog, Grants | Comments Off on $250,000 in Grants Available For Water Quality Projects (aka Green Roofs!)

$250,000 in Grants Available For Water Quality Projects (aka Green Roofs!)

Water pollution comes from many different sources, including our everyday activities. How we care for our yards and grounds, wash and maintain our cars, and even dispose of pet waste can contribute to water pollution in the Mississippi River. The hard surfaces of our driveways, sidewalks, and pathways increase the amount of stormwater entering the stormdrains. There are many choices we can make to reduce these harmful impacts on water quality. Become a partner organization with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) by...

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Green Roofs, Goats & Glogg

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Blog, Event | 1 comment

Green Roofs, Goats & Glogg

  The Minnesota Green Roofs Council invites you to a Green Roof Happy Hour at the Red Stag in Minneapolis!  We’re getting together from 4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday, December 14th to enjoy a few refreshments and hear about the famous green roof goats.  Actually, the of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Door County, Wisconsin was renovated by Tecta America this past year and Angie Durhman will give a short overview of the project. Whether you’re a green roof designer, installer, owner, or just an enthusiast, this is a great opportunity to meet...

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