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Educational Green Roofs Conference
November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, nature study, journaling, and quiet reading. Studies have shown that the psychological benefits of green spaces, like green roofs, are substantial – they reduce stress, boost attention, and improve brain function. In addition, green roofs have practical benefits. They can reduce carbon emissions and energy costs while reducing stormwater runoff and heat island effect; they also provide important habitat for local and migratory wildlife.
If your school has an underutilized roof space, and you’ve been thinking about installing a green roof but weren’t sure where to turn for advice, this conference is for you! Join other like-minded educators, parents, administrators and PS 41, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Comptroller Scott Stringer, City Councilman Corey Johnson, the National Wildlife Federation, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and educational green roof pioneers, for an Educational Green Roofs Conference. You’ll learn about the many benefits of educational green roofs, what steps are required to launch a green roof project in your school, how to fundraise for your green roof project, construction and maintenance, and how to integrate the green roof into your curriculum. A networking session will follow the conference and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 31, 2017