Portland continues to be undeniably awesome: the public library now has a Green Roof! Literally. There’s grass up there. Hopefully this will cut down on the building’s heating/cooling costs, as well as reduce the amount of water runoff.
Not yet known are the effects on imaginary meadow creatures (like the Beebafuss and the Foomagoo). Will they use this manufactured field to frolic? Or will they shun the green roof of the library in favor of their usual habitat of hidden meadows and freeway underpasses? Only time will tell.