This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio took Earth Day, a holiday first celebrated in New York in 1970, as an opportunity to unveil his OneNYC plan, an update to Bloomberg’s PlaNYC. The new plan drives for broad improvements in the areas of growth, equity, sustainability and resiliency by 2050. With this plan, the mayor clearly recognizes that climate change is a problem that cannot be overcome in a single sector. Environmental sustainability is an extensive challenge that requires a variety of creative solutions working in tandem.
Greensulate’s green roofing systems not only provide environmental benefits such as rain water capture and energy conservation. Building green also alleviates other urban challenges, including extending roof lifespans, controlling interior temperatures and reducing urban heat island effect, and carbon sequestration. These diverse benefits can help de Blasio and New York reach objectives like reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality, and water management. Plus, innovative projects involving green spaces offer beautiful public areas that encourage pedestrian traffic and exercise.
Sustainability plans from Los Angeles to New York involve a range of environmental and urban development. Greensulate works across the country to support these environmental efforts with green roofing solutions.
You can find out more about the OneNYC plan here:http://www1.nyc.gov/html/onenyc/index.html