Students and staff joined the Omni Ecosystem and Rooftop Greenworks teams in installing 380 square feet of green roof Sept. 6, 2012.
Over the summer, volunteers and members of the Students for Sustainability (SFS) finalized plans for the installation. Grants from the Student Association, the UW Fox Valley Foundation and the Community Foundation’s Environmental Stewardship grant were used to finance the project.
A green roof can provide numerous environmental and technical benefits like storm water retention, thermal resistance and creating biodiversity.
With the roof now in place, SFS members and Assistant Professor of biology Teresa Weglarz hope for future expansion. (… more)