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Introduction to Green Roofs

In Essential Green Roof Construction, Leslie Doyle provides step-by-step instructions to build a green roof. By blending common sense with beauty, a green roof is a system of layers that work together to support plant life, insulate homes, and make the world a greener place. Today, Leslie introduces green roofs in an excerpt shared from her book, Essential Green Roof Construction.

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Thinking in Systems and Channeling Systemic Change

All across North America, severe weather events have become a common occurrence. Extreme heat, drought, flash floods, cold snaps, hurricane bombs, and many more are becoming regular seasonal changes. If you’re struggling to explain these events to your kids or feeling angst amidst climate change, Harriet Shugarman might be able to help. In her book, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, she provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. Today we look at how thinking in systems and channelling systemic change can be a catalyst for a better future.

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Focusing On Regeneration and Collective Good

Much of the last few years has been talking about getting back to normal. But what if we strived to get back to something better than what we had? In The Edible Ecosystem Solution, Zach Loeks provides a practical guidebook that looks at underutilized spaces to reveal the many opportunities for landscape transformation that are both far-reaching and immediately beneficial and enjoyable.

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Essential Green Roof Construction is a comprehensive, in-depth guide to building simple green roofs for houses and small buildings. Packed with detailed photos, illustrations, case studies, and code compliance advice, it offers clear step-by-step instructions necessary to create your own living roof.

FEATURED AUTHORS

Leslie Doyle

Author Leslie Doyle

Leslie Doyle is the owner of Restoration Gardens Inc., a green roof design and installation firm. She is an instructor, a certified LiveRoof Installer, and is an accredited Green Roof Professional by the Industry Association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Leslie resides in Toronto, Ontario.

AUTHOR EVENTS

Nov 9 - Dec 7 | What's Up with White Women? | Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith | Collective Praxis Book Club - Weekly Meetings

Collective Praxis Book Club

Authors Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith are excited to offer a five-week series exploring how ideas in our book apply beyond the pages. Our hope is that participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the intersection of sexism and white privilege in their experiences and new ideas for living into anti-racist values.

Each session will stand alone and be accompanied by recommended pre-reading. Participants who commit to growing our community by attending all five sessions will receive a discount and be paired with another participant, an accountabilibuddy, for added connection and reflection.

We are two cisgender white women who offer a model that examines the harmful impact of white supremacy and patriarchy within a society that promotes a false gender binary. The content will center on cis and trans women and non-binary folx who have internalized white feminine gender norms, as well as multiracial women who present as or are perceived as white and want to interrogate internalized white superiority. People of all races and genders who want to engage in conversations about what’s up with white women are welcome to attend.

Host: Cultures Connecting
Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesdays November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and December 7th
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm PST
Cost: $100 per session / $400 all sessions

Dec 4 | Benjamin Vogt | A New Garden Ethic | 2021 Virtual APLD International Landscape Design Conference

2021 Virtual APLD International Landscape Design Conference
December 1 – 4, 2021
In-person Chicago Event to be Held July 21 – 25, 2022

Saturday December 4, Session with Benjamin Vogt.

Host: Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Location: Virtual

Date: December 1 - 4
Cost: Full Conference Access : $350-750
Daily Conference Access:
$200-300 per day

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In Essential Green Roof Construction, Leslie Doyle provides step-by-step instructions to build a green roof. By blending common sense with beauty, a green roof is a system of layers that work together to support plant life, insulate homes, and make the world a greener place. Today, Leslie introduces green roofs in an excerpt shared from her book, Essential Green Roof Construction

Chris Magwood has been using hempcrete to build since 1998. Hempcrete, or hemp-line as it is referred to in Europe, is a promising sustainable building material. It is a green alternative to composites such as concrete, mortar and plaster. Today, we take an excerpt from Essential Hempcrete Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide, where Chris outlines some of the benefits of using hempcrete in construction.

Sustainable Building Essentials Series from New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers editor, Rob West, explains why he felt the need for a building series on natural and green building techniques with a focus on sustainable materials, methods and code compliance.

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