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Green Roof Researchers Alliance and NYC Audubon
Jacob K Javits Center, 429 11th Ave New York, NY 10001
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The State of Green Roofs in NYC

Join the Green Roof Researchers Alliance in a day of discussions, workshops, and green roof visits! Learn about green roof policy, biodiversity, environmental benefits, and curriculum. Meet leading green roof scientists and educators and find out about cutting-edge research being conducted in New York City.

Highlights of the conference include a panel of local scientists discussing green roof wildlife, an analysis of the actual benefits of green roofs, tours of the Javits green roof, a workshop on using green roofs for education, a hands-on field sampling workshop, and discussion with policymakers of the recently updated and improved green roof tax abatement.

This conference is multi-disciplinary, designed to engage everyone, from the general public to industry specialists architects, and scientists. All workshops are included in the price of admission.

The Green Roof Researchers Alliance (GRRA) is a consortium of over 50 researchers, educators, and policymakers from 19 different institutions. Founded and coordinated by NYC Audubon in 2017 with funding from The New York Community Trust, the GRRA is studying the benefits and potential of green roofs, developing policy, creating curriculum, and working to improve and expand green roofs in New York City. The GRRA is synthesizing knowledge and needs for advancing green roof investments in an effort to improve sustainability, resilience, biodiversity, and social equity in access to urban nature for all New Yorkers.

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This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.