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$100,000 grant for green roof

June 05, 2009
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BRADDOCK, PA — The first green roof in the greater Pittsburgh area will be installed at the Ohringer Building this summer thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
About 10 individuals from the Braddock Youth Project, a summer employment program run by the county''s AmeriCorps unit, will learn about green development and help construct the planters that will go on the roof, the story stated.
Members of the community are not only excited about getting their first green roof, but also hope the project will help the next generation of green developers blossom, the story noted.
More than 100 teens from the Braddock Youth Project will be hired at $8 an hour to assist in the project and provide public relations about its progress, the story added.
Pat Bluett, who runs the Duquesne/West Mifflin Boys & Girls Club, said: "Not only is there a need for activities, but it also provides them with an income. When they do this, they''re going to have a sense of self-satisfaction where they know they are going to take care of themselves."
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