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PHOTOS: National Grid does a ‘solid’ for Brooklyn’s Kaiser Park On Earth Day

April 24, 2023 Special from National Grid
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CONEY ISLAND — National Grid whose history in Brooklyn goes back more than a century as the original Brooklyn Union Gas Company, pulled together some impressive environmental cleanup on Earth Day here at the edge of Seagate. Among the accomplishments of their volunteer effort:

  • 117 volunteers (109 adults and 8 children)
  • Painted 52 benches
  • Collected /removed 56 bags of litter and trash debris from the shoreline
  • 7 bags of invasive plants and weeds pulled from garden and tree beds

Readers can see from the slideshow and video that follows how National Grid did Brooklyn a real ‘solid’ on Earth Day.

Indeed, National Grid was active in all five boroughs, illustrating their best intentions to improve the environment on Earth Day. Sometimes controversial are National Grid’s efforts to keep energy flowing in all parts of a demanding city, particularly when it applies to gas lines. As one observer in North Brooklyn recently said, “We’re all hoping for alternatives to some of the fossil fuel solutions we need to keep the lights on everywhere, but meanwhile people want the switch on their wall to work, and work instantly. National Grid has a tough job.”

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Cleanup2: National Grid volunteers picking up litter along shoreline at Kaiser Park. Photo: National Grid.
Cleanup13: National Grid Volunteers picking up litter along shoreline at Kaiser Park. Photo: National Grid.
Cleanup4: Two National Grid Volunteers walk through Kaiser Park during Earth Day cleanup. Photo: National Grid.
Cleanup Kagan: Councilman Ari Kagan attended in support of Earth Day cleanup by National Grid volunteers at Kaiser Park. Photo: National Grid.
Student Pledge: Student’s Earth Day Pledge at National Grid’s “Spruce Up New York” pencil planting event. Photo: National Grid.

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