Eco-roofs in Portland: Creating Habitat [VIDEO]

2 04 2010

Screenshot of KGW News Story

I came across this news segment from KGW News in Portland regarding the City’s eco-roof initiative and the recent visit by Dusty Gedge, president of the European Federation of Green-roof Associations. In addition to many of the other benefits of green roofs, the city is also promoting the creation of eco-roofs to establish habitat for dry riverbed species in particularly the diverse species of birds that migrate through the city. I couldn’t embed the video but here is a link to it and the transcript.  Tom Liptan, an Environmental Specialist with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, summed it up well by saying.

“The benefit of an eco-roof is that it provides habitat for various species that are losing that kind of habitat in most urban environments around the world.”

-Brian Phelps



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