On Saturday, April 24, 2010 Bronx Community Solutions’ Community Service Crew assisted with the third annual “GetGreen South Bronx Earth Fest” in honor of Earth Day. Participation in this event highlights BCS’s on-going commitment to a greener Bronx and New York City.
Over 30 businesses, community organizations, city agencies and not-for-profit groups participated in this year’s GetGreen festival. Featured entertainment included Bronx hip hop legends DJ Jazzy Jay, GrandMaster Caz and Carols “Mare 139” Rodriguez. Activities included the “Environmental Mobile - a nature and maritime museum on wheels; and a visit by Global Man, New York’s own environmental superhero, who posed with BCS staff and crew. The Bronx Borough President’s Office and the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education also held a Textile and E-Waste recycling drive, which collected electronics, clothing and more for recycling.
Event organizers included the Bronx Borough President’s Office, Bronx River Alliance, Bronx GreenUp, City Matters LLC, Council on the Environment of NYC, LAS Consulting, Materials for the ARTS/NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Nox Quedamos, Grow NYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Coroporation (SoBro), the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy and Waste Management of New York.
BCS would like to extend a special thank you to John Johnson (pictured in green below), Grow NYC Outreach Coordinator and BCS Community Advisory Board Member, for inviting us to particpate in this event.