Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Adrian Benepe speaks on the power of trees and the 30% tree coverage goal

In a recent City Council hearing, the Parks Department was called on by environmentalists and officials to increase New York City’s tree canopy from the current 22% to 30% by 2035, an ambitious goal that would see the city investing in trees as actors against climate change. Adrian Benepe, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), believes that the goal is one worth fighting for.

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City of Water Day, region’s largest water celebration, unites Brooklyn activists on Saturday

Transforming Brooklyn waterfronts, opening access, calling for collective action

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