Belmont University’s green roofs were recently featured in “Bulger’s Beat,” a segment produced by Nashville’s WSMV, Channel 4. Dr. Darlene Panvini, professor of biology, spoke with Bulger from atop one of the roofs and highlighted the many uses each has for campus.
Panvini detailed student projects supported by the green roofs, as well as the importance of botany in the lives of all–not just those who learn from her outdoor classroom. “Life depends on plants,” she said. “Everything we eat, the air we breathe. Lots of materials we use all come from plants.”
All of this, and more, contributes to Panvini and her student’s work on Belmont’s many green roofs. Bulger closed his segment with a nod to Panvini’s important work — in her indoor and outdoor classrooms — as she teaches students the importance of botany and the ways their lives are impacted by plants. It’s “all part of her botany passion,” Bulger said. “Now [she’s] shouting it from the rooftops.”
To see the segment, click here.