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Biologist Wants to Use Green Roofs to Help Quito, Ecuador Cope with Extreme Weather

on December 26, 2018 at 9:14 am under , ,
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Jaramillo was awarded UN Environment’s 2017 Young Champion of the Earth prize for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The government of Ecuador is also incentivising the use of native plants in sustainable building projects, by supporting initiatives like Jaramillo’s to help build a more resilient city. But there is still ways to go before native plants and greenery are available in shops and across sun decks and Quito’s rooftops.

Watch this short video about Liliana Jaramillo efforts in Ecuador:


Read more: Biologist wants to use green roofs to help her city cope with extreme weather


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