Roofs go Green
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How do you feel about schools being in environmentally burdened communities? Green roofs can help turn schools into centers of sustainability, community health, innovative science and climate education, and a solution to storm water runoff, air pollution, the heat island effect and more. Help by telling Philadelphia Mayor and EPA to implement a pilot project by putting a green roof on one school in an environmentally burdened community in each borough.
By installing green roofs on public schools in Philadelphia , we are taking a step closer in protecting our environment. There are many benefits of this project.
Installing green roofs on schools will:
● Cool our school buildings down in the summer, and insulate them in the winter saving money on cooling and heating costs and decrease Philadelphia’s carbon output.
● Retain storm water from the sewage system and prevent sewage from spilling into and polluting our waterways.
● Clean the air, capture pollutants, and filter noxious gases, decreasing asthma rates and other respiratory illnesses.
● Create jobs through installing and maintaining the roofs.
● Provide healthy/fresher food and develop healthy eating habits and provide income if produce is sold (increases school budget).
● Provide a local ecosystem for birds.
● Reduce carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere.
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