Heather James

  • Donating to us is meaningful. We create simple, tangible change in cities one roof at time, block by block, nationally and globally — all together.


    White Roof Project educates and builds awareness for sustainable roof programs. We execute large scale roof projects with corporations and partners on citywide initiatives, bringing volunteers to join us on "paint days". We develop distributable materials and a Do-It-Yourself toolkit, delivering it through print, web, social media, speaking engagements and events, while committing to activism and volunteer opportunities for the general public to engage on.

    Since 2010 our community outreach has helped complete white roof projects in more than 22 states and 5 countries, we’ve engaged 1000's in volunteer projects and coated 100's of non-profit and low-income rooftops. In 2012 we kicked off a national Do-It-Yourself campaign, and in 2013 we grew a Los Angeles Chapter.

    Your donation helps us to continue growing, spreading the word, and coating more rooftops white. It's especially helpful if you choose to give on a monthly basis to our cause.


  • Join A Committee

    Want to support our work all year? Join a committee. Committees meet in NYC, but you do not have to live nearby to get involved. 



    Help us be the best nonprofit we can be. Have sporadic time to give and a knowledge of organizational functioning, human resources, nonprofits, or the law? Join our governance committee. 


    Find a building. If you can use Google Earth you can find our next roof. Help us look for next year's painting projects in these key areas: Lower East Side Manhattan, Astoria Queens, Harlem, Fresno California.  


    Join our policy committee. Right now, the committee is distributing a white roof rebate petition, working on its own study of the effectiveness of white roofs, and writing a regular change makers series. 


    Help us fundraise. Be a part of the group that makes our work possible. 


    Write for our blog and/or build your social media portfolio. If communications is your specialty or interest, there's a place for you at White Roof Project. 


    Want to plan a white party on a white roof? The events committee works on our two large annual events - the spring kickoff and fall fundraiser - as well as other, smaller social events. This committee is always looking for creative event suggestions. 

    Submit your name and email below and we'll contact you with information on committee meetings and how to get started. 

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