White Roof Project: Keeping the Bowery Mission Cool!

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New York City’s hottest Summer ever may be almost over, but the Manhattan Young Dems have spent the last 3 days making sure that next year, NYC will be just a little bit cooler.  Over 100 volunteers gathered on the Lower East Side to coat the roof of the historic Bowery Mission with white, reflective paint.  It was an amazing, exhausting and exhilarating weekend!  With the help of the amazing staff and residents of the Bowery, we transformed over 10,000 square feet of roof from silver to white.  Along with NYC Cool Roofs and White Tops NYC, we climbed through windows, up ladders and over metal beams to make sure that every last inch of that roof was covered!  Check out some pics from our incredible weekend:

To learn more, check out White Roof Project!