What is Green Infrastructure?
"Green infrastructure technologies treat stormwater as a resource, not something to eliminate. Also known as low-impact development or adaptive management, these techniques capture, infiltrate, treat and reuse polluted runoff before it enters the sewer system. These practices include rain gardens, porous pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and tree boxes, and rainwater harvesting for non-potable uses such as toilet flushing and landscape irrigation." as defined by DC H2O
What is Green Infrastructure?
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Putting the V in PV with vegetation
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On my dream house, it will have solar panels. I was never sure how a green roof would work ,but with this, maybe it would.
http://www.cheap-solar-panels.net/rooftop-solar.html Rooftop solar energy panels. Plants on Green Roofs Help Solar Panels Keep Cool : TreeHugger
Green walls (aka living walls), like green infrastructure, capture rain where it falls. Green wall luminary Patrick Blanc designed this wall at the Musée du quai Branly.
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Ivy!! eco-friendly vertical garden layouts
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Patrick Blanc's Vertical Garden Wall on the Quai Branly
green infrastructure vertical and horizontal.
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Coca-Cola Philippines and environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) made a billboard that absorbs 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide. It was made from 3,600 pots of the Fukien tea plants, old bottles and other recycled materials.
Advertising doesn't get much greener than this: Coca-Cola and WWF have unveiled a new 60-by-60-foot billboard in the Philippines that's covered in Fukien tea plants, which absorb air pollution.
coca colas green billboard in Asia
Coca-Cola's Green Billboard Made of Plants That Absorb Air Pollution | Adweek
aquaponic vertical vegetable garden - urban agriculture naturally fits on our Board
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PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens and Living Walls: Aquaponic Vertical Vegetable Garden
Productive Verticals for Small Space Harvests This vertical garden is something we can all do ourselves. I love how it is placed between ci...
Plants On Walls vertical garden systems: Aquaponic Vertical Vegetable Garden
vertical veg garden; "Water is recirculated through the panels from the tank below. Goldfish create the fertilizer needed by the vegetable garden. The balanced system produces oxygen as well as organic herbs and vegetables."
Aesthetically pleasing vertical aquaponic garden ideas #7
Productive indoor gardens for small spaces
Coolest veggie garden ever!
NYC has committed to using green infrastructure in combination with grey infrastructure to fix sewage overflows.
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Bioretention Raingarden working hard but looking beautiful in any city near you!
Pinterest #POTD - NYC has committed to using green infrastructure in combination with grey infrastructure to fix sewage overflows.
NYC is Greening the streets while reducing stormwater runoff. This photo is on Autumn Avenue in Brooklyn - Photo courtesy of NYC Environmental Protection.
If New York City can use 'green infrastructure' like this rain garden to soak up stormwater, why can't other urban areas?
Check out our new video produced by Stone Soup Films and see how dc greenworks is bringing green infrastructure to life!
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dc greenworks: growing livable communities using living materials
Newly installed above-ground, 650-gallon cistern ready to be filled and provide irrigation for Wangari Gardens in NW DC!
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Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden. In 2001, the roof gardens were completed serving as a test for the impact green roofs would have on the heat island effect in urban areas, rainwater runoff, and the effectiveness of differing types of green roofs and plant species for Chicago's climate. Noted "green" architect William McDonough designed the project, which is not open to the public.
A garland of nature crowns Chicago's City Hall. Inspired by a worldwide movement, Mayor Richard Daley has made Chicago North America's leading "green roofs" city. Via National Geographic
Native prairie grasses and wildflowers grow atop a green roof on the Chicago City Hall building, in downtown Chicago, IL. Chicago is the greenest city in the United States.
Culture: 82.3 Friendliness: 68.0 Atmosphere: 78.8 Restaurants: 85.0 Lodging: 80.9 Shopping: 80.4 The "terrific architecture" and "great ethnic food" help make Chicago a must-visit city (even though it dropped a couple spots from last year's list, where it owned the No. 3 slot). The restaurants, skyscrapers, museums, and waterfront all add up to a "perfect city for solo, friend, family, or romantic getaways."
What a great idea! Tire planters
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Great Idea for Garden Chairs - tire planter chairs!
recycled tire garden stools
recycled tire planters, I think we have a few hundred old tires laying around here!
kids gardening ideas - Google Search
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green/living roof garden
There are two main types of green roofs. Intensive (labor-intensive) - Found on flat roofs and require about 4-24 inches of planting medium that is able to grow conventional lawns, vegetable gardens, small shrubs and even small trees. Intensive rooftops require sophisticated structural support and possibly irrigation. Typically weigh 80-120 lbs. per square foot, fully saturated. #solar #power http://landscapedesigners.tumblr.com/post/36295570158/there-are-two-main-types-of-green-roofs-intensive#
A green roof, or 'living roof' really helps regulate the temperature of a house or building, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You can even graze your goats on them! Indeed: goats can climb ladders, they are quite agile! generally only grass or wild plants that do not require deep soil are used or found on living roofs, and it is better to plan a building from the beginning to accomodate a green roof, retro-fitting is an expensive idea...
Green roof, with room for the goats and a cafe table. *dream home*
MEC's green roof
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Green roof at Mountain Equipment Coop, Toronto, Canada. Image Sookie wikimedia.org
Cool Roofs Can Counteract the Warming of Urban Sprawl - Popular Mechanics
Edible Rooftop Gardens and Green Roofs
8 lush green rooftops from around the globe. The Mountain Equipment Coop, a popular outdoor equipment store in Toronto.
Brooklyn Grange is a commercial organic farming business that grows vegetables on rooftops throughout New York City
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organic farming at the rooftop #GreenLiving
Brooklyn Grange is a commercial organic farming business that grows vegetables on rooftops throughout New York City #farm #farming #farmers
dcgreenworks.org - growing livable communities using living materials
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interested in partnering w/ NDC, possibly consider a community rain garden etc project?
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Info on rain barrels and other green house stuff
Awesome rain gutter garden
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DIY Outdoor Vertical Garden DIY Hanging Gutter Garden - tutorial - great for apartments, patios, small spaces
hanging herb garden, I would plant strawberries :)
hanging herb garden, PVC pipe
Hanging Gutter Herb Garden home garden hang garden ideas herb small space gardening gutter
Nice Rain Garden
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Rain Garden--design in an area to absorb rain water
For side yard... a green raingarden Green Home Remodeling Ideas | Green Building Materials | HouseLogic
Passive Rainwater Harvesting. Use similar techniques for desert landscaping.
rain garden idea - dent in ground to catch water