Lauren Swezey

“When we set out to design the new building at our Menlo Park headquarters, we consulted nonprofit groups from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society to Sierra Club to the Native Plant Society to get insights into how we could construct a building that would have the least possible impact on its natural surroundings. On this former brownfield site now stands our newest building, featuring a nine-acre green roof that hosts hundreds of mature trees, and native plants and grasses, that provide habitat for pollinators and migrating birds. Facebook employees use the roof for meetings, exercise and to get inspiration.”

Lauren Swezey, Sustainability and Community Outreach Manager, Facebook