Instead of kicking your Christmas tree to the curb, bring it with you this weekend to your local park or community garden for Mulchfest 2011 to turn it into mulch for city trees. The event is part of GreeNYC, the mayor’s initiative to reduce the New York City’s carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.
The Inhabitat team took part in last year’s event, when the city recycled more than 24,000 evergreen trees. This year, the city hopes to top that number. During the workshops, you can get your hands dirty by placing the wood chips on tree beds in the park or you can fill a biodegradable bag to take mulch home to use in your own backyard. Grab your gardening gloves and head to your nearest Mulchfest location!