Author Archives: Kasey Armstrong

Exchange Webinar: GSI on Schoolyards

The webinar GSI on Schoolyards: Barriers and Solutions was held on Thursday, October 31, 2019. In this webinar, presenters shared the results of a new report outlining known challenges and solutions to implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) on schoolyards. The webinar featured presentations from representatives of each of the four case studies included in the report. This […]

2019 Collaborative Grant Projects

In August, the Exchange Collaborative Grant Program awarded $100,000 to fund two new projects. The Collaborative Grant Program is a key tool for Exchange members to work on common problems together. The program is designed to support the Exchange’s goal to improve the speed, cost, and impact of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) programs through member collaboration. […]

New GI Evaluation Framework from NRPA

Please see the following announcement from the NRPA: Measuring the benefits of green infrastructure just became easier. NRPA’s new Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework can help you collect data and share how your projects are benefitting the community! The NRPA Great Urban Parks Campaign helps parks implement green infrastructure projects and build vibrant, climate resilient communities. Green […]

Webinar: Workforce Development Program Scan and Case Studies (Recording Available)

View the recording of this webinar here. Webinar Information: Workforce Development Program Scan and Case Studies Webinar July 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT Join us to learn about workforce development programs in Milwaukee, New Haven, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Based on research led by NEORSD and Bush Consulting, this webinar will feature key lessons for communities […]

Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits Valuation Tool

The Green Infrastructure Co-benefits Valuation Tool is intended to provide a framework, methods, and values to support rapid screening-level analysis of the costs and benefits associated with a range of GI investments. It was developed by Earth Economics with guidance from Exchange members. Below are links to the most current version of the valuation tool […]

Scholarship Opportunity: GI Training

Please see below from the National Recreation and Parks Association: NRPA is excited to offer 25 scholarships for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. This training opportunity includes a combination of online learning, classroom presentations and field experiences that will focus on green stormwater infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance. The training is geared towards professionals responsible […]

Call for Nominations + Applications for the Next Water Solutions Network Cohort

Please see the full invitation below: Inviting Nominations and Applications for the Next Water Solutions Network Cohort Do you know a leader who is dedicated to solving California’s water challenges? The Water Solutions Network advances cross-sector collaboration among leaders focused on the future of water in our state. The initial six-session cohort experience connects and supports individuals […]

Green Infrastructure and Health Webinar Recording Now Available!

Attention all, the recording of our 1/12/18 webinar entitled “Green Infrastructure and Health: Actualizing the Connections” is now available here. The webinar explores what science tells us about time in nature and health, the business case for time in nature, and the role of nature and the health clinic. Through expert panelists from different sectors, learn what each field […]