Friday, August 27, 2010

Install a Florida Green Roof and Save a Species From Extinction - Habitat and Green Roofs

Ever thought about helping save the planet's wildlife from extinction?  Installing a green roof or living wall can help.  Many species are dependent on the amount of greenery growing up above the ground for survival.

Species like the green Florida anole, Anolis carolinensis are being pushed towards extinction by newcomer lizard species to Florida, such as the Cuban anole, Anolis sagrei.  However, the Cuban anole prefers lower, bushy plants and tree trunk areas for habitat while the Florida green anole likes taller greenery and vegetation.

So by adding what we call 'Volumetric Green' to your urban yard, you are providing the Florida green anole with a place to escape predators and live.

Green roofs and living walls are the perfect way to add volumetric green to your commercial building site or to your residence.

We have seen over and over how the addition of a small green roof can help increase the population of the green anoles.  For a great website on this interesting species see the Discover Life website -   and for a great video of a green anole who loves riding wind turbines - click here.   

Installation of a green roof and living wall will not only offer the benefits of cleaning stormwater, providing habitat (saving a species) and creating beauty - when you install your MetroVerde green roof you are creating a permanent and effective method of Pest Control!  Anoles love to eat mosquitoes, termites and roaches!  Check out the you-tube video appropriately labeled "Crunch!"  

Specify and install a MetroVerde Green Roof today and help save a species!

Happy green roofing.

Kevin

1 comment:

Douglas said...

Hi Kevin!

I've enjoyed reading your blogpost. I support the use of eco-friendly roofs because global warming is really a threat to every one of us. So, by using eco-friendly materials, we can help bring back the beauty of our planet. When I planned to install green roofs, I've asked the help of an expert on roofing. In Indianapolis (IN), choosing quality roofs is very important among families because they want to assure safety for their children. According to my sister, roofers Charlotte NC-based give you great options for roofing.