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Green Roof Organisation re-launches on World Green Roof Day 2020

by Jennie Ward

Call for new members as GRO officially launches as a not for profit Trade Association on WGRD 2020, and announces date for “more interactive” WGRD 2021.

Saturday, 6th June, saw the official launch of The Green Roof Organisation Ltd (GRO) as a not for profit Trade Association, a launch deliberately planned to coincide with the inaugural World Green Roof Day.

Following the success of World Green Roof Day 2020 (WGRD), it has been announced that WGRD 2021 will take place on 6th June 2021 and will include rooftop tours and more interactive opportunities.

World Green Roof Day (WGRD), an online event organised by GRO Board Members Chris Bridgman and Dusty Gedge created a huge buzz around green roofing across all social media channels, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with projects from over 57 countries shared and admired around the globe. This campaign has shown the strength and passion of the green roof community as well as the skill and talent across the roofing and landscape industries.

Such was the success of the day, WGRD 2021 is already planned for the 6th June 2021 with the ambition of including rooftop tours and more interactive opportunities.

Ahead of WGRD 2021 on the 6th June 2021, GRO will be further developing and publishing updates to both the Green Roof Code of Best Practice and the GRO Fire Guidance documents, as well as holding a fire workshop for its members to keep them abreast of the changes MHCLG have made and are making to Building Regulations Approved Documents B.

GRO is now actively encouraging new members from roofing manufacturers, green roof system & component suppliers, contractors, architects, ecologists, educational establishments and anyone else active in the Green Roof, Blue Roof and BioSolar sectors.

For more information on GRO, including how to become a member, go to: www.greenrooforganisation.org


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