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Fall

Mahattan Chamber of Commerce Honors New York City's Premier Business Leaders, Green Apple Cleaners Honored with the Green Business of the Year Award for 2009
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC), one of New York City’s oldest and most respected business development and professional networking organizations, presented its 2009 Green Business of the Year Award for 2009 to David Kistner, Founder and President of Green Apple Cleaners. The award was presented at the MCC 2009 Business Awards Breakfast, an event that celebrates the achievements of New York City entrepreneurs who have established themselves as leaders in their respective industries. Read more...

Mayor Bloomberg and Bette Midler Plant 250,000th Tree to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary of MillionTreesNYC
The Mayor and Ms. Midler also announced the new “Put Down Roots” pilot program encouraging New York City homeowners to plant trees in their front and backyards. Read more...

Summer

Tree Museum Along The Grand Concourse Opens
Bronx, NY-Along a four-and-a-half-mile stretch of the Grand Concourse-the historic boulevard connecting Manhattan to the parks of the north Bronx-a most unusual “museum without walls” is currently open and remains on view 24 hours a day, seven days a week until October 12, 2009 as part of the centennial celebration of the “Park Avenue of the working class.” Read more...

TREE Fund Announces Partnership with MillionTreesNYC
New green jobs initiative will train students over five years, bringing together leaders from several aspects of the arboriculture industry for the betterment of students. Read more...

MillionTreesNYC Joins President’s United We Serve Initiative
MillionTreesNYC is taking part in United We Serve, a national effort launched by President Obama to engage more Americans in serving their communities this summer. Read more...

Spring

City Celebrates Inaugural Class of MillionTreesNYC Training Program
The seven-month paid, environmental job training program held its first graduation ceremony at the Arsenal in Central Park. The program provides on-the-job career training and education to a select group of New Yorkers who wish to build careers in the fields of urban forestry management, ecological restoration and urban landscaping. Read more...

Over 4,000 Trees Planted to Green CUNY Campuses
The CUNY community - students, administrators, friends and family - planted over 4,000 trees on CUNY campuses and nearby parks throughout the five boroughs. Read more..

Actress Glenn Close and MillionTreesNYC Host Arbor Day Tree-Mendous Challenge
500 NYC 5th graders, BNP Paribas employees and community members planted over 200 trees in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to celebrate Arbor Day 2009. Read more…

20,000 Trees Planted in New York City on Hands On New York Day
More than 5,000 volunteers spruced up 77 parks, gardens and community spaces in all five boroughs during New York Cares' 15th annual Hands on New York Day, sponsored by HSBC Bank. Of that number, more than 1,300 volunteers planted 20,000 trees. Read more…

MillionTreesNYC Training Program
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced that the Department of Agriculture has awarded a $2 million grant to create green jobs and restore urban forests in New York City. Read more…

New York Knicks and Parks Acorns to Oaks Students Plant Trees in Hunts Point for MillionTreesNYC
Representatives and players from the New York Knicks joined with the NYC Department Parks & Recreation's Acorns to Oaks tree education program to plant 50 trees at Hunts Point Recreation Center in the Bronx as part of MillionTreesNYC. Read more…

MillionTreesNYC March Newsletter
Spring has sprung and MillionTreesNYC is buzzing with activity! Our March newsletter tells you everything that's going on, including some great ways for you to get involved. Read the newsletter…

Winter 2008/2009

Youth Tree Stewards Green Morrisania, Bronx with Trees to Improve Neighborhood's Health
Parks foresters and youth from the Phipps Community Development Corporation yesterday planted trees on public streets in Morrisania. Read more…

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School and Parks Forester Jose Baez (‘86) Spruce up Inwood Hill Park in MillionTreesNYC Effort
Through MillionTreesNYC, Parks' Natural Resources Group Forestry Crew Member Jose Baez led 8th grade students from his alma mater. Read more…

Parks and MillionTreesNYC Youth Jobs Training Participants Plant Trees in Riverdale Park
The MillionTreesNYC Training Program is a jobs program offering professional training with a focus on forestry and horticulture to young adults disconnected from schools or careers. Read more…

Parks Launches “Acorns to Oaks” MillionTreesNYC Afterschool Program
The Parks Department‘s Urban Park Rangers and GreenApple Corps yesterday launched a new MillionTreesNYC Afterschool program, “Acorns to Oaks” Read more…