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Vicki Sando

Vicki Sando is an educational green roof consultant, Green STEM curriculum developer, educator, and author. She founded the award-winning GELL Project, a Green Roof Environmental Literacy Laboratory at PS 41 - The Greenwich Village School in New York City, and has represented the project in numerous media outlets. She is a former Green STEM teacher.


Ms. Sando founded​, which provides information about the benefits of green roofs on school buildings. Ms. Sando authored "Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof Teacher's Guide" and the children's book, "What Is a Green Roof?" which made Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2020 list.

She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Touro College. Also, Ms.Sando completed the Certificate Program in Conservation and Sustainability at The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities training courses. 


Ms. Sando is the Education Working Group Chair for the New York City Green Roof Researchers Alliance. She is a board member of Kids Fight Climate Change and a member of the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force



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