American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
An Innovative Green-Roof as a Social Empowerment Tool
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 22 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
Albion A
Presenter: 
C. Sanchez, Centro de Información y Comunicación Ambiental de Norte América A.C., Ciudad de México, México

CICEANA’s Botanical Garden, located on the rooftop of its headquarters in Mexico City, has acted as a catalyst throughout Mexico for a series of green roof and green spaces projects. One example is in Monterrey, where we have designed and built a 4,500 square meter green roof on a new LEED-certified building. This green roof serves to connect society and nature using native flora enhanced by educational programs. Our educational work includes activities that introduce the importance of various environmental, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Mexican flora and encourage their conservation. In this session, learn how a rooftop garden project can encourage sustainability in an urban green space when combined with an educational program that creates a connection between conservation and biodiversity and urban life, bridging the urban and natural environment.