Thursday, January 17, 2013

Greenroofs 101


Living Roofs are not some crazy new idea, and neither is global warming.  In the bay area, there's not a whole lot of residential new construction going on, but every house needs a roof and every roof eventually needs roof-repair or replacement...
So, if you own a home, then you own a roof too!  Which gives you have the opportunity to offset some of the urban black-body heat island effect partially generated from what have come to be conventional roofing methods.  Your roof is an opportunity to add back a little bit of vegetated footprint/habitat that most roofs take away from our environment.
We can be activists through the choices we make, the actions we take :) 

Here are some links to a few great information sources:
Eaarth Facts & Figures by Bill McKibben:

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