- Average temperatures will rise by 4-5 degrees
- Sea levels will rise 12-24 inches
- Precipitation will increase 5-10% with the number of extreme weather events rising even faster
Climate change necessitates change from us. Human change starts small, and it’s everyone’s responsibility. That’s why I became part of the White Roof Project – because simple, tangible, change comes in many forms. Painting a roof white is one baby step toward reducing emissions. White roofs lower summer energy use. They’re relatively cheap, and they save building residents money over the long-term. Perhaps more importantly, a DIY roof project motivates residents and communities to do more.
I’ve helped coat lots of roofs around New York City. There’s a simple joy in spending a spring day doing good for the earth while doing good for the wallet. It can inspire even the staunchest non-believer – I’ve seen it.
One day after the one year anniversary of Sandy, White Roof Project needs your help to keep the ball rolling. Join us at our annual party White Is The New Black. Details here: www.whiteroofproject.org/whiteisthenewblack/. This event supports our work for an entire year. It’s a celebration and the largest funder of efforts to spread the white roof cause across the states while paying for nonprofit and low-income projects in New York.
Even if you can’t make it, check out our DIY roof packet and become part of the solution. Climate change is here, and human change begins with you.