Daily Archives: March 31, 2015

Green is France’s New Favorite Color

france-rooftops AP-Remy de la MauviniereFrench parliament has passed a law that requires all new rooftops in commercial areas to be partially covered in either solar panels or plants. Green roofs aren’t there to just look pretty. They reduce stormwater runoff by absorbing water, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, and minimize the amount of energy buildings use. Read about it here.

NJ is First to Propose an Official State Moth

The Io Moth (Automeris io) is the proposed State Moth of NJ.

The Io Moth (Automeris io) is the proposed State Moth of NJ.

“By naming a state moth, New Jersey would show the rest of the country that
it values the role moths play in the ecosystem and recognizes their beauty,
biodiversity and importance to the environment,” said Liti Haramaty of the Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Read the story here, on National Moth Week’s blog.