This Tuesday ground was officially broken on what is allegedly New York City Public Schools' first green roof (though there's been plenty of planning for similar roofs in the past). The Daily News reports that Eric Dutt, a beloved science teacher at P.S. 6 on the Upper East Side, died in 2007, leaving his dream of the rooftop garden and greenhouse unfulfilled. The roof, called the Eric Dutt Eco Center, will be built throughout the summer and will contain "planting soil for vegetables and flowers, solar panels, a weather station, a turtle pond and a greenhouse for classes during the winter." The school raised funds through selling t-shirts, environmentally-friendly lightbulbs, and even lemonade—though there was also $1 million secured by city politicians.
P.S. 6 Breaks Ground on Green Roof
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