IMAGE IS FOR YOUR ONE-TIME EXCLUSIVE USE ONLY FOR MEDIA PROMOTION OF THE MAY 2009 ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. NO SALES, NO TRANSFERS.©2009 Diane Cook / Len Jenshel / National GeographicA garland of nature crowns Chicago?s City Hall, softening the hard edges of a town famous for steel and stone?and lowering summer temperatures on the roof. Inspired by a worldwide movement, Mayor Richard Daley has made Chicago North America?s leading ?green roofs? city.

Chicago City Hall

IMAGE IS FOR YOUR ONE-TIME EXCLUSIVE USE ONLY FOR MEDIA PROMOTION OF THE MAY 2009 ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. NO SALES, NO TRANSFERS.

©2009 Diane Cook / Len Jenshel / National Geographic

A garland of nature crowns Chicagoâ??s City Hall, softening the hard edges of a town famous for steel and stoneâ??and lowering summer temperatures on the roof. Inspired by a worldwide movement, Mayor Richard Daley has made Chicago North Americaâ??s leading â??green roofsâ? city.

About Fran Sorin

Fran’s book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, now considered a classic, was groundbreaking when published as no one had written about gardening in the context of creativity, spirituality, and transformation.

In addition to being a recognized garden expert and deep ecologist, Fran is a broadcaster, journalist, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Soul Tender.

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