Thursday, September 27, 2012

Queens Green Teens Keep Streets Clean

On September 22nd, Queens Green Teens and Roy Wilkins Recreation Center helped beautify the area by cleaning the sidewalk islands on Merrick Blvd. The hard work and enthusiasm of these awesome youths resulted in the collection of 10-12 bags of garbage.

Keep Up the Good Work Green Teens!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Green Teens Keep Parks Clean with Spoken Word 
By: Diana Benlevy, Sustainability Initiatives Intern

Queens Green Teens Husain and Zahra Abd’Allah have been participating in Parks programs since they were six and eight years old, respectively. Currently, they are both members of the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center where the siblings learned how to swim and golf by participating in the NYC Parks Learn to Swim Program and the City Parks Foundation Golf program. In addition to their athleticism, Husain is a talented poet and Zahra is a spoken word artist. Together, the sibling duo participated in NYC Parks Spoken Word program at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center. The Green Teens performed anti-litter poetry to creatively encourage the public not to litter. Watch their video here. Have you done anything creative to engage the public in environmental awareness? If so, tell us about it!