Gallery: Help the White Roof Project Paint the Rooftops of An Entire Ea...

We all know summer in New York is HOT! And there is nothing hotter than a black tar roof sans luscious garden or shaded bar baking under the sweltering sun. With surface temperatures climbing to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit, these roofs greatly contribute to the city’s summer heat and are stressing out the ol’ power grid. But the White Roof Project aims to change this. Founded just last year by Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza, the group has been cooling off city buildings and saving energy by whitewashing city roofs. You can join their cause on August 21st and 22nd, as hundreds of volunteers work with the Fourth Arts Block to paint an entire East Village block of city roofs with eco-friendly, reflective white paint.

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