March 30, 2011

Do One Thing That’s Green and plant trees in New York


We’re partnering with The New York Restoration Project and its MillionTreesNYC initiative for our fourth annual “One Thing That’s Green” tree planting event. Volunteers are invited to participate in the Saturday, April 9 event in Forest Hills, Queens from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trees will be planted in MacDonald Park, an area that was gravely affected by the September 2010 tornadoes that tore through New York City, uprooting more than 3,000 trees, damaging cars and peeling roofs from houses.

One Thing That’s Green program represents our commitment to green education and volunteerism.  New Yorkers interested in planting trees on April 9th must register in advance at www.jetblue.com/trees.  Volunteers will be provided breakfast and lunch during the all-day event. The initiative is a part of the public-private partnership between New York Restoration Project and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation through which one million new trees will be planted and cared for across NYC’s five boroughs by 2017.  The initiative has currently planted more than 430,000 trees.

In previous years, more than 1,070 crewmembers and community volunteers have graciously donated their time to plant or donate more than 3,600 trees in Jamaica, Queens and East Harlem.

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