In Sherwood’s ongoing office greening effort, a group from the New York office was part of a group of 200 or so volunteers who planted about 3,800 saplings at Kissena Park in Queens. This was just one site of Hands on New York Day, a city-wide volunteer effort organized by New York Cares that utilized the efforts of 8,000 volunteers to clean up parks, schools, and playgrounds across the 5 boroughs. Also, New York Cares was working with Million Trees NYC, a part of the city’s Plan NYC to plant 1 million trees in the next ten years.
We had a great time while beautifying a local park and helping our environment. This was the tangible aspect of our carbon footprint program, and when combined with the offsets we previously purchased, we are happy to say that the New York office has made a successful, whole-hearted effort to offset its carbon emissions from 2007, with respect to travel and office energy use.