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‘Heat Island’ Tokyo’s response to Global Warming? Green roofs!
“If a roof is rated to take people, which most are, it can easily take a roof garden,” Takaharu Yoshioka, environmental director of Greenich Garden, a landscape design company, said stepping onto the emerald lawn. “Last year we did only 50 roof gardens. So far this year we have already had 200 orders.”

(Shades of my early days at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, growing melons in the sky down the road from the White House…)