SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- The Century Center is doing its best to go a little greener. Monday was the start of Indiana Green Roof Week where we try and highlight the benefits of sustainable infrastructure.
Tuesday, a proclamation was unveiled for the non-profit organization Greening the Bend. The project is focusing on installing the first public access green roof in South Bend at the Century Center. Green roofs are partial or complete covering of a roof with vegetation. There are multiple benefits including the management of storm water as a resource rather than a waste product. This will help keep nearby rivers clean.
“The roof captures rain water and filters the water,” Kathleen Petitjean, Executive Director of Greening the Bend said. “It slows it down before it enters our storm water system. It will reduce about 57,000 gallons of water from our storm water system.”
Money for the sky garden will be supported by a Rain’s River Ball on Aug. 23, at the Century Center.