Creating a Green Roof on the YMCA Milton Keynes

by Chris Bridgman in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th March 2022 we successfully raised £5,125 with 55 supporters in 56 days

The Green Roof Project wants to fund the creation of a living roof at the YMCA in Milton Keynes. Could you help?

by Chris Bridgman in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The additional funds will help the sustainability of the project and to provide educational resources 


The Green Roof Project has just finished a six month 'meanwhile project' to showcase a green roof Live Lab on the roof of Saxon Court in Milton Keynes. As part of the project we have trained three residents from the YMCA Milton Keynes in green roofing. As the project draws to an end, as a legacy, we are preparing to move and relocate the green roof to the YMCA building. 

We want the 200+ residents (aged between 18 and 34) to enjoy all the benefits of having a living roof. This would include: growing vegetables, keeping bees, learning about biodiversity, and training in new green industries. Central Milton Keynes (CMK) currently has the equivalent of six full-size football pitches that could be retrofitted with a green roof. We hope that by using the YMCA to demonstrate green roof potential, we can persuade other local buildings to follow them and join the green roof revolution. The YMCA Milton Keynes is ideally situated to inspire visitors, with great views over CMK, and we hope to build a viewing area that will enable people to visualise the potential for retrofitting CMK buildings with green roofs.

So how can you help? It's simple. It will cost £10 to relocate each square meter of green roof - there are 500 square meters so we are looking to raise £5,000. These costs include specialist crane hire and logistics moving from Saxon Court to the YMCA. 

In return for helping young people connect with and value the natural world, we will also be offering a series of rewards ranging from a tour of the green roof, to a 1 day training session on how to build your own green roof. 

Each crowdfunder will receive a digital certificate to say thank you for supporting the Green Roof Project and for continuing the benefits this has on the environment. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive a digital certificate showing the environmental impact of your contribution

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Receive a digital certificate showing the environmental impact of your contribution

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Receive a digital certificate showing the environmental impact of your contribution

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Receive a digital certificate showing the environmental impact of your contribution plus an official tour of the green roof at the YMCA Milton Keynes.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

Receive a digital certificate showing the environmental impact of your contribution plus an official tour of the green roof at the YMCA Milton Keynes. You will also be eligible to attend a Green Roof Training Day

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