Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH and DREW MAGRATTEN
WRITER: MAGGIE BADORE
SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, JOSH FUTTERSAK, DREW MAGRATTEN, and MATT ROSENBAUM
VIDEO EDITOR: ETHAN DAVID

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