Green Roof Victory: NY City Law

You may have heard about Majora Carter, the host of THE GREEN, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx and upcoming host for a brand new series called ECO-HEROES.

Majora has been a major proponent of greening rooftops in the city. In fact, her own rooftop garden is featured in an episode of BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET. Check out a clip from the episode below.

Majora’s organization, Sustainable South Bronx (SSB) has scored a huge victory in the New York State Legislature. With the help of of the organization S.W.I.M., assembly man Rubin Diaz, Jr., and many others, there is a new law that creates a tax rebate incentive for building green roofs on top of buildings. Building owners can look forward to exempting 25% of their rooftop garden construction costs against their annual property taxes. It looks like this time, law and order has been used to promote the greater good.

You can get more details on this development in the Sustainable South Bronx Website [].