Celebrities Turn Out For Million Trees NYC!
Comedian Jerry Stiller is partial to the trees in his neighborhood in Riverside Park.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson hopes the City will green up the theater district.
Each took time this holiday season to pose with trees that will be planted as part of MillionTreesNYC in the new year.
“I love trees,” said Stiller. “They ingest all of this schmutz that’s out there in the world. Maybe you can water a tree. Maybe you can learn how to prune a tree with the NYC Parks stewardship program. Maybe your mother-in-law is throwing you out of the house, and you need to sit under a tree until it all turns to joy and happiness again.” That, among other reasons, is why he is inviting everyone to join in.
Samuel L. Jackson, who thinks the midtown theater district is ripe for planting, came by for a photo and graciously accepted a MillionTreesNYC t-shirt from MillionTreesNYC director Morgan Monaco before dashing in for his afternoon performance as Martin Luther King in “The Mountaintop” at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre on 45th Street.
Since its launch in October 2007, MillionTreesNYC has rallied over 10,000 volunteers to plant trees in what has become an unprecedented tree planting campaign and citywide environmental movement. Trees clean the air, cool us in summer, turn our winters into a wonderland, and beautify our neighborhoods.
To make a green New Year’s resolution, New Yorkers are invited to adopt a city tree or become part of the new year’s corps of citizen volunteers. Volunteers citywide receive free training on how to water and prune, as well as free tools and a certificate, when enrolled in the MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps.
To learn more about MillionTreesNYC and how you can adopt a tree today, visit www.milliontreesnyc.org or call 311.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
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