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Project Title: Building Public Connections to Sustainability

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Grant ID Number:X7 - 97244608-0
EPA Region:EPA R2AAShip:R02 - Region 2
Division/Office:Office of Policy and ManagementLab/Office:
Grant Program:
Recipient Name: Queens Botanical Garden Society
City:Recipient Type:Not for Profit
State:NYCong District:05
Competition Status:
Award Date:08/12/2008Cum Award:$25,000
Project Start:09/01/2008Project End:07/31/2009
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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.

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Project Officer Heather Barnhart 212-637-3793
Grant Specialist Maria Flores 212-637-3407

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