So cool – this Brooklyn Whole Foods project achieved LEED Platinum and is 60% more efficient than any other grocery store in the country! Their 20,000-square-foot hydroponic rooftop greenhouse generates fresh produce for the store below while keeping the roof cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Additionally, solar parking canopies produce 320 kilowatts of electricity while “sky pumps” use wind generation and photovoltaics to provide power for electric car charging stations and parking lot lighting. Read more:

Healthy oceans, healthy planet – United Nations World Ocean Day is on Monday, June 8th. Celebrate the heart of our planet by learning more on how to make a difference – visit the UN site:  (photo of Avila Beach, Central Coast of California)