Our busy schedules hardly allow us to think beyond the mundane worries. So finding time to establish any sort of equilibrium with nature is definitely out of the question. Contrarily, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities urges people to devote some space to plants on their rooftops. The green roof movement is being encouraged by replacing painted rooftops with plants. This movement becomes instrumental in cutting down on storm overspill, insulating buildings and moderating the urban heat. It also filters pollutants and carbon dioxide from the air and increases wild life habitat in built-up areas. New York State is providing subsidized thin-layered soil and edible plants for luscious rooftops. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is a group of companies that create green roofs. Their accumulated efforts witnessed a 35 percent growth in green roof users in the preceding year.
Rooftops are places of imagination and tranquility – places that sit above the noise and commotion of the city, spaced out from the city’s motion yet a part of it. There couldn’t have been a better place for a garden, raising fruits and vegetables. A green rooftop is a fairly new practice that seems to have taken on rapidly. A green roof is a buildings roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, planted over a waterproof membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation system. People have their own reasons for practicing it. Some do it for contentment of improving the environment, others do it to re-live backyard gardening and yet others practice it for income.