Added by on 2017-09-04

We took a field trip to the largest green roof in New York City. Then we imagined what the city could be like if all of its roof space was green. Note: A previous version of this video incorrectly thanked the Audubon Society. We meant to thank the NYC Audubon Society. —————————————————— Subscribe to NPR on YouTube: Follow NPR elsewhere, too: • Twitter: • Facebook: • Instagram: • Tumblr: • Snapchat: ABOUT NPR NPR connects to audiences on the air, on demand, online, and in person. More than 26 million radio listeners tune in to NPR stations each week and more than 36 million unique visitors access each month making NPR one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. NPR is also the leading publisher of podcasts, with 36 original shows and an average of 4 million listeners per week. NPR shares compelling stories, audio and photos with millions of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat; NPR News and NPR One apps, online streaming, podcasts, iTunes radio and connected car dashboards help meet audiences where they are. NPR’s live events bring to the stage two-way conversations between NPR hosts and the audience in collaboration with the public radio Member Station community. This robust access to public service journalism makes NPR an indispensable resource in the media landscape. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGreen Revolution Series: Green RoofsJeffrey Heller presents at Global Green CitiesGreen Roofs for Healthy CitiesGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, Spectacular Sustainable HomesGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, Spectacular Sustainable HomesSpectacular Sustainable Homes, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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  • Anon ymous 1 year ago

    better option
    glass the cities

  • 0:06 Hahahaha Javits Center glass STILL INTACT because Hillary was a racist, islamist terrorist apologist, limousine liberal, misandrist, middle class hating bigot!

  • Hunter Gatherer 1 year ago

    This makes me happy and hopeful

  • Hesiodo Hades 1 year ago

    It is so easy care about this kind of bullshit when you are rich… Or when you want the Government to pay for it. You little douchebags should give away 10% of your income, the same way Christians do, and pay for all the crap you believe in.

  • Vinco Galzu Tzu 1 year ago

    l concur

  • Cody Griffin 1 year ago

    $3 million in savings, but how much did it cost to put into place?

  • Washing Done 1 year ago

    I like the idea. What would be cool is to see what it would look like in a CGI fly over. Although, one problem that could happen is with molds., I think that this potential problem should be considered and counter measures should be developed before it becomes an actual problem. I like how that duck looked so happy while inspecting the anomaly of a green roof.

  • Kitkatkay _ 1 year ago

    This is dope

  • Ryan Guill 1 year ago

    Are there structural changes necessary for most green roofs? the weight of the soil, plants and especially holding the water that was initially designed to just run off seems significant.