Project Title: Building Public Connections to Sustainability
|X7 - 97244608-0 |
|EPA R2||R02 - Region 2|
|Office of Policy and Management|
|Queens Botanical Garden Society|
|Not for Profit|
Project Title & Description
Building Public Connections to Sustainability
The Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) plans to utilize their green buildings (Visitor and Administration Building, including the Horticulture and Maintenance buildings) and expertise on green roofs to: develop public programs for Gardening Day 2009.
The QBG will implement a series of educational lectures and workshops to promote the use and to explain the envionrmental benefits of green roof technology and native plants landscaping, including the potential reduction of household/building heating/cooling needs, an increase in water efficiency through gray-water reuse and the lesser watering needs of native plants, and the reduction of stormwater run-off due to capture on the green roof.
|Project Officer|| Heather Barnhart|| 212-637-3793|
|Grant Specialist|| Maria Flores|| 212-637-3407|