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Hersir
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 11:08 PM
In a first for a North American city, Toronto recently passed a new law mandating "green" rooftops for all new developments. Any new construction with floorspace of more than 2,000 square meters must devote between 20 and 60 percent of its roof to vegetation.

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City becoming an island of heat? Suck my too cool for school green micro-climate ball sack.

City covered in smog? Green roof munches that shit for breakfast.

Storm water flooding your streets? Welcome to the maxi pad of urbanization.

Tired of noisome urban sprawl? Let me beat you with the branch of tranquility.

Will switching to Geico save you money on car insurance? DOES THE GREEN ROOF CUT BACK ON ELECTRICITY COSTS!?

We are as hobbits, mother fuckers.

Eating more cows won't solve global warming, and neither will the green roof (on its own), but that doesn't mitigate its sheer urban-jungle feel-good OMG LOOK TREES attitude.

tl dr; trying too hard to illustrate the awesomeness of the green roof.

Sindig_og_stoisk
Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Beautiful...

Fyrgenholt
Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 01:23 PM
This is a good idea, but I doubt it'll be followed through absolutely. None the less, why was it not implemented to begin with? In a society in which we must build ever larger, taller and greyer constructs of concrete, steel and glass in order to sustain our population, why had we not thought already to cover this concrete, steel and glass with trees, flowers and grass? Doing that can only be benefitial. Being around nature makes people happy, whether they realise it does or not.