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Trees, Woodlands, Lawns and Right-of-Ways: Best Practices for Biodiversity

Many species of birds, bees, and other pollinators face a precarious future in our urbanizing landscapes. Biodiversity is threatened at local to regional scales by habitat degradation. But there is some hopeful news: homeowners, individuals,...

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4/29/21
Wetlands and Pollinators: How Water Quality Practices Can Benefit Pollinators

Join the conversation as we discuss how wetlands can support pollinators, how to select native plants for pollinators on wetlands, common pollinator groups, and to see examples of successful restoration projects that incorporated pollinator habitat....

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4/6/21
Plastic Pots and The Green Industry: Production, Use, Disposal and Environmental Impacts

The green industry is the driver of plastic plant pot production and use. This report describes the
development of this industry, its phenomenal growth and successes, and the resulting significant
negative ecological effects from the...

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3/19/21
Bringing GIS Indoors: Space Planning and Optimization

With budgets and enrollments shifting – colleges and universities need to focus on building efficient and effective operations, now more than ever. Watch this series as leading universities and Esri discuss and demonstrate how spatial collaboration,...

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10/21/20
Transforming cities: using green infrastructure to mitigate heatwaves

1.Implications of increasing heat
2.Challenges in urban areas –those most vulnerable
3.Green infrastructure as one solution
4.Stepped approach
5.Opportunities

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9/11/20
The Calm Before: Tree Adjustments to Wind & Ice Storm Loads

Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag. Exceeding tree structural ice and wind load...

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7/27/20
Rx for Hot Cities: Urban Greening and Cooling to Reduce Heat-Related Mortality in Los Angeles and Beyond

Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy. Among the many causes of canopy loss, development is a key driver, and is one that communities can significantly influence...

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7/24/20
Resilient Design Assistance in the Mid-Atlantic

In 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked directly with stakeholder communities to identify and facilitate policy and planning measures that promote green infrastructure and help address flood management and water quality needs....

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5/28/20
Bioretention Soil Media, Vegetation, and Maintenance

he Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings nationally recognized experts in stormwater management and green infrastructure to Minnesota for dialogue and discussion. This seminar includes an invited presentation by Stephanie Hurley, Gund Fellow and...

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5/15/20
Managing Historic Grasslands in an Era of Climate Change

Historic urban grasslands include greenspaces of historic value designed for passive and active recreation in the human built environment. Urban grasslands such as cemeteries and parks present unique challenges to landscapes designed in the early...

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4/20/20
Phytoremediation of Soils using Fast-Growing Trees in Vacant Lots and Landfills

Phytoremediation is a green technology that utilizes specialized trees to remediate contaminated soils across the rural to urban continuum. The trees stabilize pollutants in the soil, trap the contaminants in their biomass, and/or break down the...

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3/9/20
Phytoremediation of Soils using Fast-Growing Trees in Vacant Lots and Landfills

Phytoremediation is a green technology that utilizes specialized trees to remediate contaminated soils across the rural to urban continuum. The trees stabilize pollutants in the soil, trap the contaminants in their biomass, and/or break down the...

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2/24/20
Tree Function in Stormwater Biofilters

This seminar includes an invited presentation by Jon Hathaway, Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville titled, “Tree Function in Stormwater Biofilters: The Green in Green Infrastructure” and a panel discussion with Mike Perniel (...

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2/7/20
Integrating Water Quality and Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning

The management challenges and impacts of natural hazards extend beyond just one agency and beyond the boundaries of different programs. Water program integration and green infrastructure solutions in urban-to-agricultural settings can aid in resilience...

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1/21/20
What Happens When Permeable Pavements Freeze?

Permeable pavements rapidly drain surface water through its joint spaces and therefore has the potential to prevent ice from forming on its surface during winter conditions. As a result, these pavements may reduce the amount of road salt needed for de-...

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1/13/20
Modernizing Performance Metrics for Stormwater Infrastructure

The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings nationally recognized experts in stormwater management and green infrastructure to Minnesota for dialogue and discussion. This seminar includes an invited presentation by Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Associate...

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11/15/19
Modernizing Compliance: Best Practices and Technologies for Performance Based Stormwater Management

Stormwater is a source of water pollution that poses challenges for many communities. Faced with shrinking budgets, aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and population growth, municipal separate storm sewer system permittees and regulators...

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11/4/19
Cornell Waste Management Institute

Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.

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10/18/19
Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans

The Workbook presents a step-by-step application of a risk management methodology to climate
change adaptation. By taking a risk-based approach to assessing vulnerability, users have a formal way to choose among adaptation actions. Selected...

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10/15/19
The Sustainable SITES Initiative, Rating System, and Scorecard

The Sustainable SITES Initiative is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. It is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers,...

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10/15/19

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