The GREENO2 project seeks to encourage green roofs as sustainable hubs for research, community involvement, and environmental awareness within urban universities. This initiative aligns with the European Green Deal’s recognition of universities’ pivotal role in engaging students and the broader community for a more sustainable future. GREENO2 is guided by the European Commission’s strategies on climate change adaptation in 2021 and the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy, which emphasize the use of green roofs to restore urban biodiversity.
GREENO2’s primary focus is on the green infrastructure of urban higher education institutions, driven by the belief that architecture can profoundly influence our learning and behavior. Additionally, it advocates for green roofs as tools to empower learning, enhance environmental consciousness, and foster active participation within the academic community.
In essence, this project addresses the challenge by involving the academic community and promoting the advantages of implementing various types of green roofs in urban institutions to create a greener and more sustainable future.
GREENO2 includes 7 partners (Xenios Polis. Culture, Science and Action, UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ, SC GRIPEN EUROPE S.R.L, Akademia Kultury Społecznej i Medialnej, PANTEION PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAI POLITIKON EPISTIMON, Lim Srl Unipersonale, Taras Shevchenko NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV) from 6 different countries (Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Romania, Greece, Spain).