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May 25, 2013

Planting seeds of change

Port sophomore is growing awareness for green roofs


She may have followed the normal procedure, but it was good enough to catch the eye of the city’s recycling coordinator, Molly Ettenborough who approached Healey at the fair. Ettenborough told Healey she was interested in building a green roof at the city’s new yard waste facility and asked her if she would be able to help do so over the summer.

“She was really interested in the subject and had spent a lot of time researching it,” Ettenborough said. “And when I asked her if she was interested in showcasing what she had learned at our yard waste facility, she was very excited about that opportunity.”

Hoping to educate locals about more sustainable lifestyles, Ettenborough said that having one, or perhaps two, demonstration units at the new facility — a place that sees up to 500 visitors on a Saturday — will attract a lot of attention.

“That feels really great,” Healy said. “It would make me really happy to see green roofs all over the place.”

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