William Hooke to Keynote at Grey to Green DC Metro Conference

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Green Infrastructure Foundation are hosting the Grey to Green: DC Metro Conference at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center, in Silver Spring, MD and are pleased to announce that William Hooke, Senior Fellow, American Meteorological Society will deliver a keynote about climate change and green infrastructure on October 29, 2019.

William Hooke is a Senior Policy Fellow at the American Meteorological Society. With an atmospheric science academic background, Dr. Hooke is a thought leader and the author of Living on the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet. Dr. Hooke’s primary research interests are natural disaster reduction, historical precedents as they illuminate present-day policy, and the implications of changing national requirements for weather and climate science and services.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Hooke as a special guest and keynote presenter to share his insights on the science behind climate change, the effects climate change will have on oceans, as well as the potential for policy interventions.” said Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. “Green roofs, walls, and other forms of green infrastructure are solutions to the adaptation challenges facing cities.”

"By coming together to network and share best practice design, policy and research, Grey to Green can help stimulate more rapid progress in the utilization of green infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region.", said Rick Scaffidi, V.P. Sales and Estimating, EQR LLC, and Grey to Green Conference Co-chair.

The Green to Grey conference will consist of technical sessions, interactive workshops, training courses, local tours, a trade show exhibit and networking opportunities to provide attendees with experiential learning opportunities Oct. 29 - 30, 2019. See greytogreenconference.org

Background

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American industry association for green roofs and walls and the Green Infrastructure Foundation, a charitable organization focused on green infrastructure education and valuation. Media passes are available. To apply please contact Chantelle Gubert at: cgubert@greenroofs.org.