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Help Plant 2,400 New Trees in NYC with JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project
Posted By Sherrell Dorsey On March 29, 2013 @ 11:34 am In Brooklyn,Parks,Queens,Sustainability Initiatives,Things To Do | No Comments
Get your hands dirty with JetBlue Airlines  and the New York Restoration Project  as they host the sixth annual One Thing That’s Green day on Saturday, April 20th in Highland Park on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. The weekend tree-planting project will bring together 500 community volunteers to plant over 2,400 trees and will be the first major event to help restore some of the 30,000 trees  the city lost during Hurricane Sandy.
JetBlue originally created its annual volunteer program to promote environmental awareness and volunteerism. The event is open to the public but remember to register in advance online to participate. The day of service will also include breakfast and lunch for volunteers, tree planting training, and family-friendly activities and entertainment.
Last year  the airline company planted over 100 trees near its offices in Long Island City and collectively, One Thing That’s Green events have planted 1,333 trees throughout the city so far. As a result, these trees have filtered 2.2 million gallons of rainwater, removed 34,658 pounds of carbon dioxide, provided habitat for wildlife, cooled temperatures, and provided other quality-of-life benefits. According to JetBlue, the 2,400 trees to be planted on this year’s Earth Day weekend will nearly triple the program’s environmental contribution.
“New York Restoration Project  is proud to partner with JetBlue for the sixth year in hosting One Thing That’s Green. This ambitious, large-scale effort to put thousands of trees in the ground will make a huge impact, especially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” says Amy Freitag , Executive Director of NYRP. “With the city having lost over 30,000 trees, hundreds of volunteers coming together to clean and green NYC, will be an important stepping stone for increasing our urban canopy.”
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 New York Restoration Project: http://www.nyrp.org/
 30,000 trees: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/after-years-of-pruning-nyc-tree-trimming-budget-scores-a-massive-boost/
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 register in advance online : http://www.jetblue.com/trees
 Last year: http://blog.jetblue.com/index.php/2012/04/19/were-going-out-on-a-limb-one-tree-planted-for-every-customer-flying-with-us-on-earth-day/
 New York Restoration Project: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/milliontreesnyc-has-surpassed-halfway-mark-in-planting-one-million-new-trees-in-nyc/
 Amy Freitag: http://www.nyrp.org/About/Blog/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/227/Amy-Freitag-Named-Executive-Director-of-New-York-Restoration-Project
 JetBlue: http://www.onethingthatsgreensweepstakes.com/volunteer/
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