Monday, August 27, 2012

Green Teens Energy Workshops

Earlier this month the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation held Energy Workshops for our citywide Green Teens. The workshops were held at Recreation Centers in each borough, and were taught by an instructor from Solar1, an organization that offers programs promoting urban sustainability and education. The teens learned about the different ways we consume energy daily, where our energy comes from, and how it affects our environment.

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Green Teens learning about their energy consumption.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Staten Island Green Teens are Famous!
By: Diana Benlevy, Sustainability Initiatives Intern

On August 1st, our Staten Island Green Teens encountered their first famous debut! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC program, the teens (as well as neighbors and local businesses) were invited to water and care for several trees during the press event on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:30AM on Tysens Lane between Mill Road and Weed Avenue in Staten Island.
Adena Long, Staten Island Borough Commissioner at Parks introduces the Watering Campaign LIVE on NY1.

NY1 documented the event hosted by MillionTreesNYC, and our famous Staten Island Green Teens became stars as they were featured on television. Check out the link below to watch the clip: Staten Island Green Teens on NY1

Green Teens diligently care for trees in their neighborhood.
Also, REMEMBER that watering is the most important piece of stewardship you can give to young trees. They need 15-20 gallons per week in the summer or when there is no rainfall. All your efforts will pay off in return benefits as trees reduce energy costs, clean our air & water by filtering out pollutants, cool us with shade, and beautify our neighborhoods. When was the last time YOU gave back to our environment?