As we know, what goes up must come down. After being so thoughtfully chosen and intricately decorated, trees from all over the Financial District, Tribeca, and Battery Park City will be turned into wood chips and fertilizer during this year’s New York City Mulchfest 2012 in Bowling Green.
Sponsored at Bowling Green this Saturday, January 7th by the Downtown Alliance and Council Member Margaret Chin from 10 AM to 2 PM (and E-Waste from 10 AM to 4 PM) MulchFest 2012 will allow downtown residents to dispose of plant and electrical waste (including computers, cellphones, printers, etc) in an environmentally sustainable manner.
“We’re committed to our Going Green initiative and delighted to offer an environmentally friendly way for Lower Manhattan residents to recycle” says Downtown Alliance President, Elizabeth Burger. Moreover, “it is the perfect time of year to clear out your old gear while you’re enjoying your holiday presents,” according to Caroline Kruse, Development Director at the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Mulchfest 2012 is also a citywide event, however, that is being spearheaded by the City’s Park and Recreation department in all five boroughs from the 7-8th of January. City officials are hoping to top the nearly 17,000 Christmas trees citywide which were recycled last year. Most notably, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree into lumber for Habitat of Humanity.
Co-Sponsors of New York City Muchfest 2012 also include: Con Edison, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, Tekserve, Whole Foods and Crumbs Bake Shop.