|The Everything Roof on Treehugger! Eee!|
We are now nearing the half-way mark of our IndieGoGo campaign. While we've made a lot of exciting progress over the past few weeks, we're still at about a third of our goal, so we've got a lot of work to do! We're so thankful for the contributions that have come in so far and for all of your help in getting the word out there about the Everything Roof and encouraging others to contribute what they can.
The past month has been a whirlwind of meetings and interviews and grant-writing and planning. We've updated the roof layout, which you can check out in the revised illustration on the campaign page. We've plotted in the planned roof-top room, topped with bi-facial solar panels and enclosed by walls of reclaimed vintage windows. And since the panels are now on top of this "Social Solarium" as we've dubbed it, that means we've been able to move the garden and stage area up to the front of the building for an even more amazing view of the city! Wooh! We've also worked in an exciting new rain-water catchment system, planned to be a collaboration with soon-to-be-announced installation artists. Stay tuned!
By staying tuned, we also hope you'll be hearing some more positive news about results of grants we've been applying for (fingers crossed, lucky underpants on), but you'll definitely be hearing news of some interviews and features in upcoming issues of a few exciting publications. We'll let you know when those drop, but we've already had a lot of love from the interweb and some of our favorite blogs. Check out a few below and keep spreading the good word!
Treehugger.com: Turning a Toronto Roof into an Urban Garden and Community Space—Feb 20, 2012
Toronto Standard: The Everything Roof—Feb 17, 2012
Indie T.O: The About Face Collective and The Everything Roof—Feb 6, 2012
|The NEW Everything Roof Layout!|