NBC Volunteers Show Their Green Thumb

Volunteers green their routine by planting trees

Monday, Jul 20, 2009  |  Updated 2:04 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Planting Trees to Preserve the Future

Volunteers from NBC Universal plant dozens of trees and perennials, remove leaves and beautify the Carver Houses in East Harlem.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Planting Trees to Preserve the Future

A team of volunteers from NBC Universal donates hours of their day to plant dozens of trees, remove leaves and beautify the Carver Houses in East Harlem with the New York Restoration Project.
More Photos and Videos

Volunteers from NBC Universal planted dozens of trees on Wednesday as part of a concerted effort to “green their routines.”

They planted trees and perennials, removing leaves, and beautifying the Carver Houses in East Harlem with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP.)

NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker and Lauren Zalaznick, president of "Green is Universal," presented the NYRP with a grant from the NBC Universal Foundation to kick off the volunteer project.

Volunteers helped restore an underserved area that has been delineated as having one of the lowest tree canopies in New York City.

The project is in connection with "MillionTreesNYC," a program launched by NYRP and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which seeks to plant and care for one million trees throughout New York City's five boroughs by 2017.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out