Grey To Green Chicago: Exploring Green Infrastructure & Economic and Environmental Justice, June 6 - 7

  • 7 June 2024
  • Event Host : Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and Blacks in Green
  • Event Location : Omni Ecosystems HQ, HQ - 4131 S State St, Chicago, IL, United States
Grey To Green Chicago, June 7
Event Description

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, with Co-Host Blacks in Green, will be hosting Grey To Green Chicago: Exploring Green Infrastructure & Economic and Environmental Justice on June 7, 2024.

Grey to Green Chicago topics will include: 

  • Bridging the health/wealth gap
  • Accessing federal funding for green infrastructure projects
  • Advancing environmental and economic justice through green infrastructure, using the Sustainable Square Mile concept
  • Chicago’s climate action plan and how designers and green practitioners can achieve the proposed co-benefits
  • Best practices in green infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Benefits of integrating Solar with Green Roofs
  • and more!

This conference proudly champions economic and environmental justice, recognizing the imperative of ensuring equitable access to the benefits of sustainable development for all communities across Chicago. Through insightful discussions, cutting edge technical presentations, and networking opportunities, we'll delve into actionable solutions that empower individuals and organizations to drive positive change.

Grey to Green will celebrate the remarkable progress Chicago has made in green roof implementation, highlighting the city's leadership and innovation in sustainable urban development. Together, we will celebrate achievements, exchange ideas, and inspire one another to continue our journey towards a healthier, more sustainable, and more just Chicago.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and Blacks in Green
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • - Naomi Davis, President & Founder, Blacks in Green
      - Angela Tovar, Chief Sustainability Officer and Commissioner, City of Chicago
      - David Yocca, FASLA, RLA, GRP, Director of Green Infrastructure, Blacks In Green (BIG™), and Board Chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation
      - Ben Bezark, Director, GreenLeaf Advisors LLC
      - Lydia Link, Build Shop Manager and Urban Ecology Specialist, Studio Gang
      - Michael Krause, President and Director of Strategy, Kandiyoh Development Partners
      - Chris Brunner, GRP, Partner, New York Green Roofs
  • Cost
    • Nonmembers: $149 USD
      GRHC Members: $99 USD
  • Event type
    • Conference

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