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Review & Update – Green Roofs Australia

Posted in Models, Movements, Research, Visions by Ferne Edwards on December 13th, 2007

Please find below the latest newsletter from Ben Nicholson, Victoria-Tasmania Coordinator, Green Roofs Australia,

Greetings one and all to you ‘green collar workers and prospective Green Roofs Australia members, This email is to provide you with an update on the recent work of the Green Roofs Australia Executive Committee with respect to:

* Signing up for Green Roofs Australia membership. You can now access and print off the membership application form by accessing the following weblink:

You and/or your organisation will be notified of your membership details following each monthly meeting of the GRA Executive Committee, in accordance with the GRA Constitution;

* GRA is hosting a series of Australia-wide seminars including one in March in Melbourne by Professor Manfred Kohler, Head of the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network. Attendance at the seminar will be free of charge for GRA members who join before 1 February 2008. For more on Prof Kohlers visit, go to the GRA website:;

* A Victorian green roofers get together will be held in early 2008 for members and invited guests, to coincide with Prof Kohlers visit. The GRA website will have more information on this in January. You can apply via the GRA website for updates and new stories on green roofs from around the world – see above for the link;

* The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. GRA have applied for an exhibition space in the Carlton Gardens and are awaiting approval of the design. Any assistance with time and/or sponsorship for this event would be warmly received. Please contact Ben Nicholson to volunteer your time and sugestions for sponsorship; and finally,

* The 2008 Green Roofs Australia conference has been postponed until June 2008 and will be held once again in Brisbane. Other capital cities will host the annual conference in the years to come. Calls for conference speakers and information on the conference program will commence in early 2008.

The GRA Executive Committee have been working hard throughout the year to promote green roofs in Australia and develop networks both here and abroad. Please show your support and join us in our efforts by becoming a member today.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this message. If you do not wish to receive any more emails from GRA, please reply to this message and write ‘Remove in the subject title.

All the best as we head toward the end of the year and into a greener 2008.

Kind Regards,
Ben Nicholson

Victoria-Tasmania Coordinator, Green Roofs Australia
M: 0434 925 604
Ph: 03 9419 7519
P.O. Box 1168