1. GreenInfraNet animation video


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    Commissioned by Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and GreenInfraNet project.

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    • Enviro Social Capital video for 2014 Global Social Impact House


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      This video was submitted in part for the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Social Impact Strategy 2014 Global Social Impact House scholarship award competition.

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      • Climate Smart Communities: Green infrastructure


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        Our region is on its way to a cleaner, healthier transportation system. By building on the plans our communities have already adopted, we can meet a state mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also creating great places to live and work. But we need your help. What are the priorities for your neighborhood, your commute or your family? Tell us by Oct. 30, 2014, in a quick survey at makeagreatplace.org. Thanks for helping shape the choices ahead! For more information, visit oregonmetro.gov/climatescenarios.

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        • Green Infrastructure Projects at SUNY New Paltz


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          Regional climate change models indicate an increase in temperature and increased probability of severe precipitation events in the Hudson Valley; in 2011, SUNY New Paltz and the Village of New Paltz experienced considerable flooding in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Lee. This short documentary details a collaborative project between SUNY New Paltz and others to measure water quality on campus and highlight green infrastructure projects that will reduce the severity and impacts of floods, and begin the long-range transition to sustainable storm water and watershed management.

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          • Green City, Clean Waters


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            Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug reflects on his city's landmark plan to improve water quality through a green infrastructure program and on the Water Department's collaboration with the West Philadelphia Landscape Project.

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            • Healthy Urban Waters: Empowering People, Improving Communities, Creating Jobs


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              Green Infrastructure for stormwater management is catching on, because it not only helps reduce flooding, prevent erosion, and improve water quality in waterways, but because it improves livability, provides recreational opportunities, and is a positive influence on community health. But barriers to its adoption still remain. Green infrastructure is often perceived as costly and "job-killing", but the case for its cost effectiveness, mutliple community benefits, and job creation potential is not mere wishful thinking. All across the nation, cities are proving that green Infrastructure IS improving water quality cost effectively; IS making for communities healthier, safer, and more livable; and IS spurring economic development. From design and installation to ongoing maintenance, there's a growing niche supporting green infrastructure: besides creating new opportunities within existing sectors like landscaping, paving, and building, entire new industries are emerging. And this is only the start… Watch this video and get more info about how you can protect the health of our water on StormwaterPA.org: stormwaterpa.org/healthy-urban-waters.html

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              • Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation


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                This webinar hosted in June 2014 discusses the best practices in green roof policy. For more in depth information check out our manual on green infrastructure at http://greeninfrastructurestore.com/Green-Infrastructure-Policies-Performance-and-Projects.html , or sign up for a course at http://greenroofs.org/index.php/education/courseschedule

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                • TTF Watershed Milestones 2014: Welcome


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                  On May 21, the Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) held its annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception at the beautiful Juniata Golf Course. The full house event was a party, fundraiser, and celebration of success -- and demonstrated how a small group can accomplish big things through partnership. Opening remarks from TTF Executive Director Julie Slavet and Philadelphia Water Department Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug. "TTF’s mission is to improve the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and watershed–which includes neighborhoods in North, Northeast, and Northwest Philadelphia and Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Rockledge, and Springfield in Montgomery County– by engaging our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy." Learn More at http://stormwaterpa.org/ttf.html. And Get Involved at http://ttfwatershed.org

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                  • Effective Financing Solutions: Paying for Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Projects


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                    Sustainable stormwater financing requires more than just coming up with the dollars: It requires bold decision-making, effective community engagement, and a realistic understanding of your community’s priorities. On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 the Environmental Finance Center Network hosted a webinar on Effective Financing Solutions: Paying for Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Projects. Slides from the webinar and a video recording are available here. During this session, staff from the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (UMD EFC) shared the steps necessary to successfully finance stormwater and green infrastructure projects at the local level. Gleaning from EFC’s experience helping local governments in the Mid Atlantic find innovative ways to pay for stormwater and green infrastructure projects, presenters shared case studies, tools, and important steps to achieving local implementation, since it is at the local level where the most innovative, effective, and transformative financing programs are being developed and implemented. Presenters: --Brent McCloskey, Research Associate – Public-Private Partnerships, brentmc@umd.edu --Jen Cotting, Research Associate – Green Infrastructure, jcotting@umd.edu --Monica Billig, Program Manager, mbillig@umd.edu Hosted by the Environmental Finance Center Network in support of the HUD/EPA Sustainable Communities Learning Network.

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                    • Sustainable Development - A Watershed Approach with Green Infrastructure to Stormwater Mitigation


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                      Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” is the opening to this dynamic presentation focusing on solutions to Fairfield, Iowa's stormwater problem. “Stormwater is the leading cause of water pollution in America,” continues Tom Barrett, the presenter and owner of Green Water Infrastructure. This presentation focuses on developing sustainable solutions to water quality issues in Southeastern Iowa. Mr Barrett’s approach utilizes a watershed and drainage basin study to stormwater mitigation. Developing a comprehensive stormwater plan, when correctly prioritized, combines existing grey infrastructure with new technologies developed in green infrastructure, creating cost effective solutions to our water quality issues.

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