350 Trays of Vegetation


Youth CAN hosted a 350 Block Party at Boston Latin School on Saturday October 24th (in conjunction with 350.org’s International Day of Action).  We invited all 16 Youth CAN groups as well as all of the environmental groups at the neighboring colleges in the Longwood Neighborhood (Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Pubic Health, Harvard School of Dentistry, Harvard School of Pharmacology, Simmons, Emmanuel, Wheelock, Northeastern, Mass College of Art, Wentworth Institute)  Each group was invited to have a table displaying information about the greening efforts they are promoting on their campuses.  The goal of the block party is to build a youth coalition in the Longwood neighborhood that will work together towards establishing a green roof enclave in Boston.

For our part in the block party, Boston Latin School Youth CAN students sold 350 trays (of sedum) for our green roof by 10/24/09.   The trays were delivered for our 350 action and as a kick off for the green roof effort at BLS.  Students raised $12,000 to fund the trays. Check out our pictures below.

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