Marshall University College of Science’s small green roof is making a big impact in raising awareness of green infrastructure. The demonstration roof, installed this fall, uses a blend of shade tolerant green roof plants selected specifically for the Huntington, West Virginia climate.

Riverbend Nursery of Riner, Virginia delivered a custom grown mix in the LiveRoof Deep System, using ferns, coral bells and other perennial plant selections. The roof was installed in September and was featured in several news outlets, including on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Last month, The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection published a video to highlight the green roof and its benefits.