The Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and we welcome donations through giveMN.org.
Our mission is to increase the viability of green rooftops as a building strategy. The MGRC seeks to develop local conditions in which:
· Green roofs are a common building strategy in Minnesota.
· Accurate, local information about green roofs is accessible to those who need it.
· The general public is aware of the environmental issues that green roofs address.
· Ten percent of new and replacement roofs are green roofs by the year 2020.
Our target audiences are local governments (cities, counties, watershed districts), state agencies (DNR, MPCA, MHFA, etc), private industry (architects, developers, contractors, manufacturers, landscape architects, etc), property owners, academia, and the media.
MGRC typically conducts two public outreach events each year (Living Green Expo in May, MN State Fair EcoExperience in August) and at least two professional education events each year. In addition, we are in the process of developing a new website with a searchable green roof database (which will be online in 2013). We welcome corporate sponsorships for all our events and our website.