Yesterday we joined forces with the New York Restoration Project to celebrate Earth Day. The Third Annual “Root for New York Corporate Challenge” brought more than 250 employees volunteers representing “New York City’s Greenest Corporate Citizens” to plant trees along the streets of East New York, Brooklyn and green a local elementary school.
The Root for New York Corporate Challenge is one of many events taking place this spring to support Million Trees NYC, a public-private partnership between New York Restoration Project and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation through which one million new trees will be planted and cared for across NYC’s five boroughs by 2017. To date, more than 435,000 trees have been planted throughout New York as part of Million Trees NYC.
We would like to thank our lead sponsors American Express and Deutsche Bank, who are collectively bringing more than 100 employees to help beautify the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York. Other corporations supporting and participating in the day’s tree planting and ecological activities include Fred Alger Management, The New York Palace, Legg Mason, Metropolitan Recycling, and CA Technologies.