Businesses, Environmental Groups, Urban Planners and Landscape Professionals to Discuss Living Green Infrastructure Opportunities – March 9, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition and the City of Cornwall are gathering businesses, environmental groups, urban planners and community leaders from Eastern Ontario on March 9th in Cornwall for a one-day living green infrastructure workshop.  At the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of living green infrastructure within their community and to better understand how green infrastructure can be put on both the local and provincial agenda.

The day’s activities include:

An opportunity for attendees to examine current policies and projects;  Hear from Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities on how to integrate more sustainable practices;  Receive information about two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D) community centres in Cornwall from Stephen Alexander,  the City of Cornwall’s General Manager of Planning, Parks and Recreation Services along with Greg Livingstone, Architectural Technologist at PBK, and;  Participate in breakout sessions to discuss gaps in policies and programs to create sustainable green infrastructure.

Registration for the workshop can be done through a link found on the City of Cornwall’s website at  The cost to attend is $95.00 per person.  The workshop will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex, 100 Water Street East, Salon A.  Sign in begins at 8:45 am, and the session concludes at 5 p.m.

About Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
The Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition envisions a future in which the many contributions made by living green infrastructure to quality of life are recognized, protected, maintained and enhanced. Its steering committee includes: LEAF, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Toronto and Region Conservation, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Parks Association and Evergreen.

About Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America.  GRHC’s mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence.

About the City of Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the largest cities in Eastern Ontario. It is also one of the oldest settlements in Canada, yet today it boasts a modern economy led by forward-thinking companies.  The City’s location on the St. Lawrence River and its numerous parks and recreational facilities make the City an excellent place to raise a family.

Best Western Cornwall

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