Mulch to Talk About

This weekend the Downtown Alliance held its fourth annual MulchFest event in Bowling Green, and close to 400 trees were collected!

Free Downtown Connection shuttle buses made special MulchFest stops to transport people and their trees to the event, and New York City Council Member Margaret Chin dropped by to help turn holiday trees into mulch.

And for the second year in a row, we jointly held an Electronic Waste Recycling Event at the site with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We’re told that several tons of materials were collected this time.

The day’s events were co-sponsored by Con Edison, the New York City departments of Sanitation and Parks & Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Chin, Community Board 1, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Tekserve, Whole Foods and Crumbs Bake Shop.

Click here to see photos from the event.

This was the kickoff event for the four green events run each year by the Downtown Alliance. The next one – our Spring Community Day – takes place in Wall Street Park in a few months. Each year, we draw more than 100 people to spruce up the park. Stay tuned for more details.