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Make Your Weekend Plans Sustainable | NYC

2012 March 29

There’s a ton of green stuff to do this weekend in the City. Expand your nature knowledge and help create a healthier planet along the way!

28th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether – Join 1,000 community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration! This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones. Saturday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Archery – Wielding a bow and arrow has never been cooler. If you’re a child 8 years or older, come out to the Alley Pond Park in Queens this Sunday to learn the safe and proper way to hit the target. Sunday, April 1, 1:00 p.m.

Community Tree Planting in Rainy Park – Join the Natural Area Volunteers and MillionTreesNYC training program to volunteer in Rainy Park this Saturday. Meet new people and help make The Bronx even greener! Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Earth Hour – From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time this Saturday, households and businesses across the globe will be turning off their non-essential lights to help raise awareness of climate change. Earth Hour was conceived by WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, when 2.2 million people participated. A growing number of cities around the world now take part each year. Help spread the word and help New York City show its support for stopping climate change! Saturday, March 31, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lower East Side Ecology Center Recycling Event – Recycle your unwanted or broken gadgets the responsible way. Event will be held rain or shine. Saturday March 31, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tavern and its Green Tour – Discover the sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, a parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and much more. Sunday, April 1, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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  1. Ryan permalink
    April 3, 2012

    That’s all just incredible. Seriously, just think back 15 years ago. Did we have any green movement here in our city? None! Now we’ve got all the green buildings, tree planting, green tours etc. Our city is on the right path.

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