Portland's Eco Roof Program Greens the City
It's a remarkable sight: roofs that are green, filled with flora of all kinds of colors and buzzing with birds, bees, butterflies, and other forms of life.
Check out the gorgeous pictures of all the green roofs and read about them here.
Portland, Oregon, also known as the City of Roses, boasts of having 351 green roofs and rooftop gardens covering more than 26 acres.
Apartments, county buildings, condominiums, even bus stops, anywhere there's an elevated platform seems to work for growing plants.
Wouldn't it be great if every city had a similar Eco Roof Program to reduce pollution, clean the air naturally, reduce rain water run off, cool buildings in the summer, insulate buildings in the winter, and enjoy many other benefits of these green roofs? The spectacular visual appeal alone might be worth the investment.