Indira Rakhimzyanova, co-president of BHCC Sustainability Club, interviews Mark Winterer of Recover Green Roofs at the B2Green Expo and Networking in Somerville, MA. May 2012. music by gillicuddy at http://www.gillicuddy.net from “…plays guitar” www.zonaverde.mx twitter @ZonaVerdeMX facebook ZonaVerdeMX Soy Cynthia Villalba y aqui expongo las razones que tengo para construir muros y azoteas verdes. Espero te unas al equipo de reverdecimiento urbano. Why should we bother building greenroofs and greenwalls? Attempt number 7 Hi, my name is Cynthia Villalba and I am a recovering addict I am addicted to create greenroofs and greenwalls where there is only gray and concrete My addiction started 10 years ago In 2004 I presented a business case to the executive board of an important financial institution To implement a greenroof at the new Headquarter building that was under construction at the time right in front of The Angel of Independence monument… I know, I was naive… Specially when I was new at the institution and my job position was not a really high one It took me by surprise and it was great to my addiction… when only after a couple of weeks I got an email from the Banks CEO himself It was a Thank You email for the environmental proposal and the budget authorization to build a greenroof at the HSBC Headquarters offices in front ot The Angel monument plus 4 more bank branches In that moment I felt a bloodstream with dopamine, endorphins, and adrenaline flowing all over my body beneath the skin… this “green demon” within me was alive! I guess thats what Hulk feels when he transforms… btw Hulk is also green… I think this new addiction that I recently learned about myself was always there, dormant So I allowed that this addiction took control of myself and thus […]
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