New York Green Schools

April Fan & Lucille Lyu

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Schools in New York City are having a trend of greening roof space.

Model School

By April Fan

Six years ago when Vicki Sando, a parent and science coordinator of PS 41, started a few native plants in pots on the school playground, no one would think that it would one day become a rooftop ecosystem as large as three basketball courts. 

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Green Roof, Green Education

By Qiuxuan (Lucille) Lyu

Playing in nature is not that easy and common for children in New York City, where it can seem as if buildings take up every available space. But now, more and more schools are trying to explore their rooftops to give more opportunities for students to play and learn.

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