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CSU students want to raise the (green) roof

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/19/08 @ 1:09pm

When Cleveland State University built its LEED-certified Student Recreation Center a few years ago, the plans called for a 7,000 sq. ft. 'green' roof. The project ran out of money, though, and the green roof top garden didn't materialize. This past fall, a class in CSU's Environmental Science program decided to try and complete the green roof project.

"We are very excited to already have designed new blueprints for the roof including wheelchair access, experimental plots for the science department, solar lighting and space for physical education classes to take place or for students to study," writes Erin Huber, one of the students leading the project.

CSU will match $60,000, Huber says, and that leaves $120,000 the students need to raise from local organizations, individuals, foundations and businesses who believe in their project.

Tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m., they're hosting a gathering at the Rec. Center to raise awareness and funds ($206,000 are still needed).

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