Painted my roof white: DIY from That There Paul

We continue our DIY series with this post re-blogged with permission from That There Paul.  Have we convinced you yet? Download the DIY packet HERE!   The flat black rubber roof over my apartment would get very hot, so one sunny spring day, I painted it white I started with a 1500-square-foot black asphalt roof.

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Summer Interns: Katina Hersey

Another awesome intern story from WRP! Thank you Katina for all of your hard work! I was born and raised in upstate NY, but moved to Los Angeles to attend college at Loyola Marymount University. This past spring, I graduated with a double majored in Sociology and Urban Studies and a minor in Art.

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Summer 2012 DIY Jacksonville, Florida

One of our first DIY projects this summer was our Event Director’s father’s medical office in Jacksonville, FL. Thank you Dr. Kanter  for helping curb climate change down south! Want to paint your own roof?Find out more HERE.

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Summer Interns: Paul de Konkoly Thege

A few weeks ago I asked our amazing Summer 2012 Interns to share a few stories of their summer with WRP for the blog! First up is Paul:

My name is Paul de Konkoly Thege. This summer I worked as the “Williams College Environmental Science Intern” for the White Roof Project. As my title would suggest, I’m studying Environmental Science at Williams College.

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Summer 2012 DIY in Brooklyn, NY

Our DIY kit has been available on our website for a few months now and we’re hearing great things from people who have painted their own roofs white! They’re seeing differences in their building temp, turning off their air conditioners and feeling good about doing something good for the earth during this hot hot summer

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Painting the Second White Coat Onto La Mama

Check out our great pictures from when we painted the second coat onto La Mama. 

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WRP Board Retreat 2012

Last weekend the WRP team (above as: Paul, Jacqueline, Kiran, Elizabeth, Robin, Katina, Jordan, Heather, Taylor & Juan Carlos) spent they day in Atlantic Beach, NY for our 2012 board retreat! We had a great day full of icebreakers (that even the ice-breaker-phobic among us enjoyed) pizza and daring each other to jump in the 

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WHITE ROOF PROJECT, FABnyc AND LA MAMA THEATRE PAINT THE LOWER EAST SIDE WHITE TO COMBAT SUMMER OF RECORD BREAKING HEAT WAVES IN NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather B. James White Roof Project 646 801 0078 WHITE ROOF PROJECT, FABnyc AND LA MAMA THEATRE PAINT THE LOWER EAST SIDE WHITE TO COMBAT SUMMER OF RECORD BREAKING HEAT WAVES IN NYC Project to complete the first white roof model block

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Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit

We are thrilled to be a part of the Cool Roof Tool Kit! You can click through their website to learn more & download the guide! http://www.coolrooftoolkit.org A Focus on Volunteering: White Roofs Project The White Roofs Project is a New York City-based non-profit that organizes volunteers to coat roofs white to reduce energy use.

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Tomorrow Night: Green Drinks NYC 10 year anniversary party!


  Join us for the 10 Year Anniversary of Green Drinks NYC! July 10, 2012 from 7:00-10:00pm Join us to celebrate the big 10 as we “Move into the Future”… Tickets are $20 Space is limited so RSVP today by clicking HERE Held at the beautiful HUDSON TERRACE 2nd Floor Salon & Garden Pati

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