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Benefits of green roofs

One climate idea that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the implementation of green roofs in cities. Green roofs are covered in vegetation and soil, which can help absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air. Additionally, they can help reduce the urban heat island effect by providing shade and evaporative cooling.
Below is a green roof in Chicago

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Green roofs have already been implemented in several cities around the world, including Chicago, Toronto, and Copenhagen. They can also provide other benefits such as reducing storm water runoff and providing habitat for wildlife. By implementing more green roofs in urban areas, we can help mitigate the effects of climate change and create more sustainable cities.

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    25 w

    Wow this is great


      56 w

      This is a much needed step. The housing owners associations, property owners are to be encouraged for opting for green roofs. The building maintenance teams are to be trained for appropriately planting/gardening at roof tops without compromising the structural safety.

      • Kevin

        57 w

        Very impressive

        • Ann Nyambura

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          • Hilda Wangui

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            • George Kariuki

              57 w

              This is a great idea.

            • johnte ndeto

              57 w

              So impressive

              • Munene Mugambi

                57 w

                An idea we can look at

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