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Gardens Free Tree via Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Planning your spring gardening? If you’ve got a place for a tree, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy is hosting a free MillionTreesNYC tree giveaway at the Salt Lot (2 2nd Avenue) on Saturday, March 22 from 11am-1pm. You can reserve a tree online now, where you can choose between four trees — Japanese Snowbell, Japanese Tree Lilac, Serviceberry, or Cornelian Cherry Dogwood - that might
Green Future Tree Pits on 4th Avenue

It looks like parts of 4th Avenue are about to get a lot greener — but not until this snow gets out of the way, of course. Pre-snow, we spotted some markings for tree pits on the sidewalks of 4th Avenue around Degraw and Sackett, and checked in with the New York City Department of
Green Compost Bin

Don’t want to wait until spring for the organics waste recycling pilot program to start? Looking to start up a composting project at a local community garden, school, or on your block? Why not become a Master Composter! The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Course was developed by the NYC Compost Project and the DSNY Bureau of
Green Textile recycling at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket by Wearable Collections on FB

Looking for a place to drop off clothing and other textiles that’s not a donation bin placed illegally on a sidewalk? As you make room in your closet for new winter duds, and in the future when you start thinking about spring cleaning, here’s a list of some local options: • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Green E-Waste: Electronics Recycling

Another chance to recycle those old electronics you might have gathering dust in your apartment is coming up this Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 4pm, at an e-waste recycling event sponsored by the the Lower East Side Ecology and Tekserve, and hosted by PS 321. You can drop off both working and non-working electronics in front of the school on 7th Avenue
Green Bag of fall leaves

The annual Project LeafDrop, where community gardens and other organizations collect leaves from neighbors to turn into compost, is now underway. If you’ve got a tree shedding its leaves into your area, once you’ve raked and bagged them into paper or clear plastic bags (just leaves — no branches, twigs, or trash), consider dropping them off
Green Prospect Park trees with blue dots

If you’ve taken a walk through Prospect Park in the past few weeks, you may have noticed dozens of trees marked with blue dots — but don’t worry, all those trees have not been marked for removal. Corinne Martin, Community Outreach and Press Coordinator for the Prospect Park Alliance, tells us that the dots were used
Green Fall Ginkgo by maral_arg on Instagram

Ginkgo trees can look pretty amazing in fall, as this photo by maral_arg shows — the smell of the fruit of the female trees, though, is a bit less lovely. Take any photos in Park Slope lately? Send them to, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and
Green E-Waste Recycling via Tekserve on Flickr

Got old electronics gathering dust in your apartment? Toss them responsibly this Saturday, October 19 from 10am to 4pm, at the e-waste recycling event sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Councilmember Brad Lander, and Tekserve. Part of the Fall Civic Sweep, you can drop off both working and non-working electronics at J.J. Byrne Playground, 5th Avenue between
Events Green Leaf

Assemblymember Jim Brennan is presenting Green-ovation, a forum on the latest innovations in green energy and conservation for Brooklyn and beyond, on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30-8:30pm at Camp Friendship, 339 8th Street at 6th Avenue. The forum is for homeowners, building owners, co-operators, co-op board members, small businesses, management agents, and anyone interested in
Green Greg Mocker reporting on dying 5th Ave trees, via WPIX

“It must be official, summer’s over, it’s time for fall,” said Greg Mocker, reporting for PIX11 from 5th Avenue. “The leaves are about ready to.” Mocker was in the neighborhood last night to follow up on our story about the recently planted trees on 5th between St. Johns and Park Places, which reader J had noticed are
Green PS 321 Penny Harvest Check

Members of the Prospect Park Alliance visited PS 321 yesterday afternoon, where fifty fifth grade students presented them a check for $1,050- all raised by collecting pennies. It was the culmination of their fifth grade service project, a pre-graduation requirement for all PS 321 students. Given a choice of six different projects, fifty students decided
Events Ban the Plastic Bag

Eco-conscious community members will be gathering in Park Slope later this month for Ban the Plastic Bag, NYC!, a workshop on getting people to abandon the environmentally detrimental bags. The workshop, hosted by the No Impact Project, will educate attendees on the long-lasting effects of plastic bags, and how they can get involved in the movement toward banning
Green Prospect Park, Lakeside view

Lakeside, the $74 million, 26-acre construction project in Prospect Park, is on target to open this December. The project reclaims two acres of parkland and five acres of lake. It will also allow Prospect Park’s 10 million visitors to be able to enjoy time at Lakeside 12 months out of the year — up from