Common sense measures such as auditing meal programs, modifying menus, redistributing uneaten items, and composting and recycling leftovers can help reduce cafeteria food waste and lessen the impact of schools on the environment.
Custom Green Roofs Key to Combating Urban Heat Island
Green roofs are critical to combating the urban heat island effect, but they require custom designs to thrive. The New York City mayoral election may ultimately determine their proliferation in the metropolitan area.
Soil is a valuable resource, but has long been mistreated in urban areas. New York City’s soil is rich in biodiversity that must be protected to preserve the environment and support local green spaces.
Green Roofs & Public Schools: A Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan for NYC
Proposed legislation allocates funds for installing green roofs on public schools, which could be especially beneficial for New York sustainability efforts and educational opportunities following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quantifying the Effectiveness of Green Roofs in Urban Markets
While some property owners have voiced concerns about implementing green roofs, their overall effectiveness and profitability should ultimately outweigh drawbacks as long as steps are taken to maximize potential benefits.