Last week Bank of America celebrated the grand opening of the first â€œgreen roofâ€ Banking Center in Chicago by hosting an environmental awareness and neighborhood beautification day for the Logan Square and Avondale community. And who else to help them kick off the effort than green lifestyle guru Danny Seo. In March, Bank of America announced a commitment of $20 billion over the next 10 years to encourage environmentally sustainable business practices. Looks like this green roof building in Chicago, is a step in kicking that initiative off. Chicago, by the way, has more green roofs than any place else I’ve ever seen! They even have a website dedicated to just that.
Students from Avondale Elementary School were there to participate in a beautification project with Archi-treasures an organization that partners architects, artists, and the like with students and neighborhood organizations to facilitate “creative solutions using a participatory design process”. I wonder if these kids know how cool it is to do arts & crafts with Danny…
B of A also gave a $25,000 grant to Logan Square Neighborhood Association to support increased availability and improvement of parks and open space in Logan Square.
I’m sure we’ll hear all about it and more when we talk to Danny later this week. Stay tuned!