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Green roof wildflower template – Dungeness

Green roof wildflower template – Dungeness

Wildflowers can be planted on green roofs. In fact as this video suggests looking at natural wind blown habitats can provide a guide to the right kind of plants to add to a green roof planting list.

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Retrofitted green infrastructure – where many thought it not possible

Retrofitted  green infrastructure – where many thought it not possible

Retrofitted green infrastructure in the Urban realm Green features retrofitted  into housing estates can have a real impact. It is essentially to work closely with the communities in question. This weeks featured video not only shows the benefits to the environment but also to the people living in the neighbourhoods. Retrofitted rain gardens and small green…

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Green roofs are a win win – Climate Risk report

Green roofs are a win win – Climate Risk report

Green roofs are a win win along with green walls in cities, the UK committee on climate change notes in the ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence’ report. Green roofs and walls alone will not solve the potential problems of climate change in cities but their are a significant part of the menu.

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Nature and biosolar roofs working together for London

Nature and biosolar roofs working together for London

Biosolar roofs  – Nature and solar can work together on green roofs.     The current London Mayor made a commitment to increasing the amount of renewables on roofs in London. This weeks featured image clearly shows poppies and other wildflowers in full bloom beneath a solar array on a roof. The roof in question…

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Retrofitting green infrastructure, bees, pollinators and solar panels

Retrofitting green infrastructure, bees, pollinators and solar panels

From retrofitting to bees via solar farms, this weeks crosses the globe to find the most interesting stories last week. This weeks round up sponsored by   Bee highways – green roofs are part of route   First up the bee highway in Oslo that is helping to transform the city. The idea is simple – wherever possible…