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Green Rooftops

By Matt Coakley

Today I read an incredibly interesting article on the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) website called Saving Some Green. It talks about research that professors from CFANS are conducting on campus to see which plants can successfully live on a rooftop year-round in Minnesota's harsh weather conditions. I think that for someone like me who is always looking for ways to be more "green" and reduce our carbon footprint, this is a great example of steps that faculty at the U of M are taking to make urban environments a little more Earth friendly, while also potentially saving money on energy costs.

That is one of the things that I really enjoy about CFANS: We are always striving to find solutions to problems that are facing our society. Whether it is an energy crisis, global warming, or a food shortage, our faculty and students are always on the forefront of research to help make people's lives better!


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