BENEFITING: Human Impacts Institute Inc
Your help will ensure that Tree Care Tuesdays has supplies and staff to support emerging community leaders in caring for our precious trees in the streets of NYC.
From April until September, our crew brings Tree Care Tuesdays to the streets of NYC each week. Our goal is to build community and environmental leadership, while beautifying urban neighborhoods, improving air quality, and caring for our green spaces.
Over the past three years, we have had thousands of participants and cared for over 920 trees. This year we will be pairing with two programs working with adults with disabilities, as well as at-risk high school youth and elementary public school students. Through "co-mentoring teams" these participants will work together to explore their leadership potential and capacity for inspiring positive community change through hands-on tree care.
Each Tree Care session involves volunteers, alongside our HII crew, cleaning up, aerating and mulching tree beds, planting bulbs in the tree bed soil, all while spending time in our diverse neighborhoods. We provide the training and supplies, volunteers provide the help and enthusiasm. All sessions are free, and open to the public.