An "Old Fashioned Barn Raising with a Newfangled Twist"
Over Labor Day weekend, September 4th through 8th, 2010, fifty American University students, faculty, staff, and local neighbors and community members volunteered to help install two green roofs, AU's fourth and fifth, on the terrace of the Kogod School of Business building. With local non-profit DC Greenworks overseeing the project, volunteers helped will all aspects of the installation including removing the existing roof pavers, laying down various layers of roofing, spreading the green roof growing medium, and planting the new green roof. Billed as an old fashioned barn raising with a newfangled twist, the project served as a collaborative learning experience that will improve the environment at AU for decades to come! The project garnered press from various outlets:
Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GreenAU for photos of the installation. Tag yourself!
WUSA Channel 9 News on the Scene
"AU Green Roof Built With McLean Gardens Neighbors" - see video of the green roof project including an in-studio interview with Chris O'Brien, American University's Director of Sustainability.