Green Roofs:  Beautiful and Innovative
                       Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
  Wednesday, February 18, 2009
                                                                                  The Watershed Academy
                                                                                 Two-hour audio Web broadcast
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A Watershed Academy Webcast
      I any communities across the country are struggling to address impacts from
       stormwater runoff on their water resources due to increased development.
      I Innovative low impact development practices such as green roofs can help manage
stormwater runoff very effectively and provide communities with beautiful amenities. In
addition to capturing runoff, they help slow it down, thereby reducing the overall volume of
runoff that can lead to flash flooding and streambank erosion. Aside from water quality
benefits, green roofs add beauty and habitat in urban areas.  They also help conserve
energy, mitigate urban heat islands, and reduce  a community's carbon footprint.   Join us for this exciting Webcast to learn
more about these natural solutions to water pollution.  Our three expert speakers will discuss the benefits of green roofs and
share their experiences as leaders/pioneers in the green roof movement in the United States and North America.


Steven W. Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a non-profit industry
association with a mission to develop the green roof and wall industry across North America. GRHC's promotes and conducts research, professional training, and advocacy to
develop these key components of living architecture and will be launching the Green Roof Professional, GRP
exam in Atlanta at its 7th Conference, Awards and  Trade Show June 5, 2009.
               Robert D. Cameron, Center for Green Roof Research at Penn State University, has spent nearly four
               decades working on environmental issues including more than 20 years directing the award-winning
               environmental efforts of a Fortune 30 multi-national conglomerate. He has deconstructed and rebuilt more
               than 24 historic buildings, incorporating green technologies while maintaining their historic integrity. He is
               now working on  his doctorate in sustainable technologies at Penn State where his research
               integrates green roofs,  living walls, and constructed wetlands to treat wastewater and air
Tom Liptan, with Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, is the visionary behind his city's Ecoroof
program. A highly skilled landscape architect, Tom has been one of the driving forces behind the research
and development of new urban techniques, codes and policies in the City of Portland. The success and
recognition of these approaches has spread internationally. His work has  been recognized in various media,
and he has received numerous awards.

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