Growing A Greener World

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens - The Sky's The Li

Series Website »
Episode Guide »
Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC. One of the biggest global opportunities we have to positively impact our carbon footprint is to plant "green roofs". Rooftops across America and the planet offer nearly untapped, limitless space to plants perennials, shrubs, even trees that can cool the air in and above our homes and offices, absorb carbon dioxide, return oxygen, reduce runoff, filter pollutants and provide habitats for birds and other wildlife. And if that weren't enough, they also provide a welcomed respite for mind and body. Green roofs are rapidly gaining popularity in commercial and residential design. From an up close and personal tour of the famous rooftop gardens at Chicago's city hall and the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, to a demonstration of how to implement a smaller homegrown version, we'll explore the beauty, contribution and huge opportunity green roofs offer us all as we look for more great ways to Grow a Greener World. Chef Nathan uses one of the most common roof top vegetables, the tomato, to create something delicious in the GGW kitchen.
 

More...



Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Growing A Greener World" here.
 

Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be lifelong learners and engaged in their community.

Sign up for the Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign up today!

 

 

Vermont PBS Wins Most Viewed from PBS Online Film Festival!

Two winners of the fourth-annual PBS Online Film Festival were announced today. And our submission of “11 Paper Place” won most viewed!

Our Productions

Original series, specials, documentaries and web shows produced by Vermont PBS

DonorSpeak

Vermont PBS donors talk about why they love and support us!

CEO Holly Groschner is "Talkin' Vermont"

Holly is on a mission to get to know more Vermonters, what inspires them, what makes them tick, and to learn how Vermont PBS can better serve. Watch the video...

Vermont PBS PLUS!

Learn about our second HD broadcast service offering alternative programming and more content from local and regional producers.

Lifelong Learning

Our staff say why they support Vermont PBS!



Download the New PBS Video App now available on both Android and iOS platforms


Vermont PBS Announces First Recipient of Public Media Ambassador Award

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2015 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn