I asked my son the other day, “If I say ‘Cornelia Oberlander’, do you know who I mean?” He’s a busy guy, working on his MBA while working full time, so I wasn’t sure how much he took in of the book I had written about her. “Yeah, she’s the Green Roof Lady,” he said. I don’t think Cornelia would be unhappy with that description.
Today Cornelia emailed me and others a link to a National Geographic article which cites examples of green roofs all over the world (including one of her creations). Including lots of great pics (as any National Geographic article does), it’s an article that will help inspire the building of more green roofs – for their many benefits to urban environments and to the health of the planet.
Happy Earth Day! Okay, I’m a bit early, but with the spring rains nudging open the buds outside my window, it feels like a good day to celebrate.