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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
(Wednesday, April 6, 2005) - Green Roofs could be coming to a building near you.
A one day information and policy symposium will take place in Halifax on April 7th at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Engineering on the Sexton Campus. Other sponsoring partners include Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Halifax Regional Municipality.
Green Roofs is a concept that involves landscaping (greening) of roof surfaces for environmental, health, storm water management and energy conservation reasons.
Local architects, engineers, planners, builders, scientists, researchers and roof industry representatives will hear first hand from those who have implemented successful Green Roof projects. Don Russell, from the Ford Motor Company Plant in Dearborn, Michigan will provide the key-note address. This auto plant has the largest Green Roof in the world.
“A healthy, sustainable environment helps provide for quality living and healthy residents and green sustainable concepts such as Green Roofs supports this direction”, says Mayor Peter Kelly of HRM.
For further information on the Green Roof Symposium please contact:
Stephen King, Manager-Environmental Performance
Sustainable Environment Management Office
Environmental Management Services, HRM