We’re teaming up with the New York Restoration Project and its MillionTreesNYC initiative for our fifth annual One Thing That’s Green tree planting event. Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day weekend and “Color NYC Green” by participating on Saturday, April 21st in our new home, Long Island City, Queens (LIC) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nearly 100 trees will be planted in the LIC area, including Queensbridge Park, to further beautify this flourishing neighborhood.
Our One Thing That’s Green program represents our commitment to green education and volunteerism. New Yorkers interested in planting trees on April 21st must register in advance at www.jetblue.com/trees. The day-long festivities will take place rain or shine and will be filled with giveaways, complimentary breakfast and lunch and family-fun activities. Those unable to participate on-site can join the 120,000 people who have already committed to maintaining a greener lifestyle by making a pledge at www.jetblue.com/pledge. Participants pledging today will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win two round-trip flights anywhere across the JetBlue network and $500 towards a JetBlue Getaways vacation package every month for a year.
Composed of more than five million trees and 168 species, New York City’s urban forest is one of the most valuable environmental assets along the East Coast, and a critical component of the city’s long-term health and sustainability. New Yorkers can visit the program’s site, www.milliontreesnyc.org, to learn more about how they can contribute by planting a tree, adopting a tree, or making a donation to the initiative.