Friday, 18 May 2012

Green Roofs

Roof gardens are becoming more and more popular it seems! This is an office block in the centre of Edinburgh with some nice stepped roof gardens! These are pretty to look at, reduce the carbon footprint of the building, are easy to look after and may offer habitat for insects and birds. You can also grow vegetables on green roofs if they are easily accessible.

You can find out more about green roofs on the Living Roofs website

Earlier this week I posted about green roofs and office allotments over on my website.

For Weekend Reflections.

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I was recently interviewed by Third Force News, the newspaper for charities in Scotland about volunteering for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, you can read their write up here.

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.

11 comments:

Christina said...

This is a very cool idea.

Michelle May said...

I love those roof top gardens.

Titus said...

Love this!

And I get Third Force News! I'll look out for you, my copies arrive with a 2-week delay from the office.

Ms Sparrow said...

I read your published interview. Well done! However, I had to smile at the phrase, "The Firth of Forth at Leith." It sounds like a tongue-twister. I actually saw that place from a tour bus in 1997. I'm so glad to hear there are people like you helping to keep it pristine!

Sandy's witterings said...

We noticed on our recent trip up Calton hill that there are really rather a lot of roof gardens to be seen around the city.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the roof gardens and they are becoming more prevalent in the US, too, or at least in the northwest. Terrific reflections for the day and a wonderful capture! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

ashok said...

roof greens are catching up in India aswell...

eileeninmd said...

I think the green roofs are a great idea. They do look pretty and I love the green. Great shot and post.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice! Here, Green roofs are especially promoted as a way to capture storm water and avoid runoff and pollution. The green roof filters the water and evaporates much of it and slows down the rest.

Great interview and some good points in there - but I must do this .. hee hee ... I think there is sort of grammatical error in the part of how the river starts?

PS Michelle May would have ducks and geese and a craft studio with in the middle of one of those garden roofs!!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Rabbits Guy - there are several grammatical errors in the interview, but I didn't write it. I felt it was an odd for them to do an interview and then write it up as though it were me talking when it was them doing the writing.

Corbin Linder said...

This is a great example of a beautiful green-roofed building. The builders clearly used the idea of green roofs for aesthetic value. In addition to those advantages you mentioned, other benefits of such roofs are their durability and good insulation system. It’s no wonder green roofs are very popular!

Regards,
Corbin Linder