the only thing missing is green

The weather was 100% spectacular today in Chicago!  The little time I had indoors was mostly spent looking out 2nd and 3rd story windows.  And the only thing missing was the green leaves on the trees!  Or was it?  What about the potential for green where the sun shines most in the city- on top of homes and buildings?

images of Greensulate's founder's own roof taken by yours truly from a vintage domino magazine

Greensulate, a company started by Amy Norquist, builds sustainable green roofs on buildings and homes.  Her company's projects have eliminated 3,300 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and was featured in Inc. Magazine's "25 Entrepreneurs We Love 2010" issue!   I'm sure it helps that they're expanding at 400% a year!

Chicago does have some green roofs now, but I'm hoping for more on homes, shops, restuarants and office buildings...many more!

Would you like to see more green roofs from your window? 


1 comment:

  1. We are heading to Chicago tomorrow {we live in Iowa City, it's Spring Break!}.
    Our plan is to go to Shedd Aquarium Saturday morning and then head to Smoque BBQ{sp}. I love BBQ and I can't wait to try it! It won't be my most nutritional meal this week{end} but it will likely be the tastiest!

    Have a GREAT Weekend!


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