The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVE LESSON FOR CHILDREN OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

P.S. 6 Roof Garden

When we were in elementary school, we had a dinky little roof garden
with a few planters and a lot of steel mesh to prevent pre-pre-teen
suicide. P.S. 6, the U.E.S. Old School, alma mater for numerous celebs
like J.D. “I’ll Sue You” Salinger, recently broke ground on the roof
garden of the future
: not only will there be outdoor gardening, but
also a greenhouse, solar energy panels and a pond(!). All those things
help to control climate change, and some of them provide food. For most
of us, though, it’ll be just one more roof to covet when you fly over
NYC in a plane, look out from an elevated subway track, or stand on a
friend’s roof (while coveting that roof as well).

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4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( http://www.greenspaceshome.com ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( http://greenbusinesscompetition.com ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for http://www.biggreencart.com an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog http://www.ecofriendlystudents.blogspot.com , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .