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Planting for the Next Century
July 7, 2018, 11:00am–1:00pm
Joseph Charap, Green-Wood’s Director of Horticulture, and Sam Bishop, TreesNY’s Education Director, lead a walk about planting trees for the next century.
Give Trees a Chance: Environmental Justice in South Brooklyn
Green-Wood’s own neighborhood, Sunset Park, is one of the fastest growing and most diverse neighborhoods in all of New York City. Yet, it also faces serious environmental challenges. Car and truck exhaust from the Gowanus Expressway and industrial emissions from its small manufacturers create higher than average levels of harmful air pollution. Street trees to the rescue! They’re nature’s miracle workers: they intercept and absorb storm water runoff, provide oxygen, fight climate change, and lower air temperatures.
The 6,500 street trees of Sunset Park have a job to do. And they need all the help they can get! Together with TreesNY, Green-Wood’s horticulture staff is training a team of tree advocates! If you care about the environment, join us. Visit TreesNY’s website, www.treesny.org, for more information and to RSVP for these free programs.
Funding for this project is provided by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.