Green roof in the Bronx

Students in Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, the Bronx, New York City, maintain a green roof on a church. Young people plant native species of grass and remove invasive species. The roof reduces stormwater runoff, reduces heating costs in winter, keeps the building cooler in summer, and provides educational opportunities for community members. Videography: Alex Kudryavtsev. Narrators: Julien Terrell, Andre Rivera.


Water harvesting

Students at ACTION at the Point Community Development Corporation, the Bronx, installing a water harvesting systems to support an urban garden. During this project they have discovered a cherry tree with lots of delicious cherries on Baretto Street.

Rain garden

Students and educators in Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice improving a rain garden, the Bronx.