Green roofs earn students 'living wages'
August 11, 2010
BRONX, NY — Bronx teacher Steve Ritz has scheduled his Discovery High School students to install a state-of-the-art green roof in East Hampton, Long Island this coming Friday, according to a press release.
These students are the youngest members of Green Living Technologies'' Installer Certification program that graduated in March 2010, the release noted.
According to the release, all of Ritz''s students have voluntarily completed additional coursework required by the NYC Department of Education via a summer program resulting in them qualifying to earn living wages well above their peers who are struggling to find employment in this tough economy.
While moving towards graduation, these high school students are gaining invaluable real-world practical experience installing Green Living Technologies (GLT) green roofs and walls that are growing in demand, the release added.
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