Back to the 2018 Ontario Climate Symposium Program
Hosted by the Green Infrastructure Foundation
The benefits of green infrastructure (such as urban trees, rain gardens and green roofs) are well known, but difficult to value. This difficulty creates an obstacle: green infrastructure is often not considered when making important investment and asset management decisions.
The goal of this course is to help individuals, especially those in the public sector, to value the benefits provided by green infrastructure in their communities.
The Green Infrastructure Foundation partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient, and sustainable places using living green infrastructure.
The Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) was founded in 2007 to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association and the leading entity for promoting the Green Roof and Wall industry in the U.S. and Canada.
The Green Infrastructure Foundation works with partners including the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition to deepen and broaden public awareness of the multiple benefits of green roofs, urban forests, and other forms of green infrastructure as part of the built environment.