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Help Make Sunnyside/Woodside “Greener”

Dear Editor,

Next week (March 20), Sunnyside and Woodside residents will have the unique opportunity to help shape plans to make Queens a “greener” borough.

North Star Fund, a New York City community foundation, will host two green visioning sessions for residents of Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria and Long Island City to help guide plans to invest $7.9 million in their local community. The funds will be invested in tree-planting and other Western Queens community environmental projects over the next three years. Residents of Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria and Long Island City are encouraged to attend and voice their ideas to improve their community environment.

The green visioning sessions will offer:
·         panel discussions, moderated breakout sessions, priority-setting activities
·         breakfast and lunch for all participants
·         language interpreters and childcare, upon request  (Please make requests by Friday, March 12)

Green Visioning Sessions
Saturday, March 20th, 9:30am – 4pm
Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside
(Between 43rd Ave. & Queens Boulevard)

Saturday, March 27th, 9:30am – 4pm
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building, 4th Floor
35-20 Broadway, Long Island City
(Broadway & 36th Street)

This unusual opportunity for local residents is the result of a settlement between community groups like Western Queens Power to the People and Con Edison after the 2006 power outage that left countless Queens families in the dark for several days.

Interested residents should RSVP to [email protected] or 212-620-9110. To learn more or to arrange interviews, please contact Amy Plotch ([email protected]) at 201-703-4302 or Ivette Morello ([email protected]) at 914-484-4804.


Ivette Morello

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