Pic from nyrp.org
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.
WHAT THEY’RE ALL ABOUT
The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is just that, an effort to enrich, protect and restore all the incredible living elements that fill New York City. Since 1995, Bette Midler has been spreading the good news of sustainability and green practices ensuring that a number of New York City gardens and parks remain public, clean, and full of life. Fellow advocates include New York City Dept of Parks & Recreation, members of AmeriCorp and Million Trees NYC Stewardship Corps as well as staff & volunteers of NYRP. Thousands of selfless residents come yearly, sometimes assisting though corporate partnerships, to plant, garden, and develop an ecological culture that’s sustaining and inspiring.
Whether it’s by joining NYRP members in adding to their count of 1,500 plastic bags removed (so far) through their Bag Snapping Program or by dining at New Leaf Restaurant & Bar who’s entire proceeds go to supporting NYRP’s mission, there are numerous ways to chip in and make all the difference.
So the next time you’re in NY, why not bring along some garden gloves and work on your tan while doing some good in the beloved area?
Ways to get involved can be found here