New York Restoration Project finishes planting 1 Million trees 2 years ahead of time
New Yorkers can now breathe an air a bit cleaner, with 1 million new trees planted around the city. This ambitious project was concluded two years ahead of time, thanks the help and engagement of the community.
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The largest metropolis in the world aimed not only to reduce their impact on global warming, but also improve the life quality of its residents. Thus the MillionTreesNYC campaign was born, in 2007 by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the support of nonprofit New York Restoration Project, with the goal of planting 1 million trees around the city by 2017.