Colombia, Japan, the Gulf of Mexico; this morning alone you have traveled across the world just by completing your morning routine. From the coffee you brew, to the car you drive, we are living as part of a global community. Earth Day is a reminder to keep ourselves mindful of all the small things we do that affect the planet we share. Individuals and organizations … Continue reading Earth Day
Arbor Day is our national holiday to celebrate tree planting and care. As New York City is best known as a paved paradise, you might not expect to hear this greeting coming from here. But that is exactly why
I am writing today.
NYC might not seem that green from first glimpse, even from the air. But there are over 5 million trees in our city! Beyond 6,000 acres of woodlands that stand out on the satellite map, there are trees along our streets, on public property, in commercial and housing developments, and in backyards–yes, we even have backyards here!
This morning I came across a video on CNN that followed a couple of New York’s finest throughout their daily beat… but these officers weren’t handing out traffic tickets or thwarting robberies. Instead, they were patrolling the fish section of a Chinatown market for the sale of illegal species, wrangling a humpback whale out of the NY Harbor, and performing a roadside smog-test on a … Continue reading Earth Week: Eco-Police in NYC? You better believe it.
This week, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, Arbor Day on April 24th and National Parks Week from the 18th to the 26th. While the actual dates of “Earth Week” vary depending on where you are and who you ask (UC San Diego‘s celebrates it from April 19-25 while about.com says it usually runs from the 16th to the 22nd), it generally falls somewhere … Continue reading Help us Celebrate Earth Week