After a successful pilot of 4 bus shelters in July of 2014, the Green Roof Bus Shelter Initiative (GRBSI) is about to enter its second season – and set a new standard in urban greening.
The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), in collaboration with Land Escapes Design Inc., is offering an opportunity to be a part of the greening of Boston while learning the basics of green roof installation. Please join us for this unique opportunity to re-install a green roof on a bus shelter in the South End. During this workshop, Trevor Smith will walk you through the steps of green roof installation and maintenance and will discuss the motivation behind the GRBSI.
Several cities across the United States have installed green roofs on bus shelters to make a visual and practical statement about municipal efforts in storm water mitigation, carbon sequestration, and urban beautification. Although these collaborations have gathered much local interest, none of the other cities have been able to sustain or expand the projects.
Boston is about to take the bus shelter green roofs to a new level as a result of the creative vision and unwavering persistence of Land Escapes Design Inc. and the Fairmount/Indigo Line Community Development Corporation Collaborative. Boston is now poised to install 21 green roofs on bus shelters this year, thanks to MBTA commitments and a grant from EPA Region 1. By May 2015, the City of Boston will have more Green Roofs on bus shelters than any other city in the nation.
Register now to learn more about green roof installations and storm water management. Registrations are limited.
Trevor Smith is the lead designer of Land Escapes Design Inc. a full service ecological landscaping company in the Boston area. Trevor specializes in Landscape Design, Eco-Rain Recovery, Water Features, as well as Green Roof and Living Wall Installations. Trevor is also the President of the Ecological Landscape Alliance. You can reach Trevor through his website: www.LandescapesDesignInc.com.
CEUs are being sought for this program.