EP February Forum: Sustainable Landscape Trends

Livingwallᅠ|ᅠImage Credit:Ell Brown


JoinᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionalsᅠfor ourᅠFebruary | Educational Forumᅠat Skanska USA's flagship office on the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building!

At this month's Educational Forum, we welcomeᅠPatricia Olmstead,ᅠFounder and PrincipalᅠofᅠUrban Explorations Inc.ᅠwho will give a presentation onᅠSustainable Landscape Trends. Pat has been in the landscaping business for over twenty years. She holds a certificate in Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden and a Horticultural Therapy certification from the Chicago Botanical Garden. With her staff, Pat has used landscaping techniques and "evidence-based design" principles to improve the health and well-being of both patients AND their families in unique settings.

During this one hour presentation, Pat will touch upon many aspects of sustainability in the traditional landscape and delve into solutions and local examples highlighting innovations of old concepts. Among other topic areas, join us to hear her discuss the use of native plants, green roofs, cool roofs, garden facades, vertical gardening, green and living walls. We will also learn more about evidence-based designs ? therapeutic and restorative gardens.

As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat the Heartland Brewery afterwards!ᅠ

Please contact theᅠEP co-chairsᅠif you have any further questions:ᅠ
Jessica Cooperᅠ&ᅠJustin Chan

PLEASE NOTE:ᅠThis event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠUrban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.ᅠ

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:ᅠDue to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins.

The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability and develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.

Date:ᅠTuesday, February 7, 2012ᅠ
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMᅠ
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118