Green Around the World: Green Roofs

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Sort of hobbit-esque, isn't it? But charming, right?

We don't know how exactly we ended up at Environment Solutions post about green roofs in Norway, but it was definitely a happy accident. We especially like how the author then points to a photo gallery of trendy green roofs throughout the world.

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Quite a contrast.

Sure, a lot of us live in situations (apartments, condos, counties where it is against code) that wouldn't allow us to have something like a green roof no matter how badly we wanted it.

However, it's really nice to know they're out there (apparently with much more frequency in countries outside the U.S.).

Green roofs can help alleviate the heat island effect in urban areas and they also provide habitats for birds and insects.

We just like looking at them!

(Re-edited from a post originally posted 08.23.07)

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