Sidsel Robards: Making NYC’s Rooftops Sustainably Green

How a Danish activist brought greenhouses to the Big Apple

Imagine greenhouses on top of buildings or converted classrooms with the sound of drifting water from a fish tank, green plants, arugula, rainwater catchment systems and, last but not least, smiling children. That is what NY Sun Works, a New York non-profit organization, is building atop New York-area schools.

One of NY Sun Work’s greenhouses. Photo:
Sidsel Robards, Danish-American and Director of Development and Events at NY Sun Works. Photo:
Inside one of the greenhouses. Photo:

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