Downtown Social: Mulchfest 2012


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The streets of New York City have recently resembled a Christmas tree cemetery, with dried-up firs and evergreens lining the edge of the sidewalks. For those looking to discard their holiday tree in a green way, the Downtown Alliance hosted its annual MulchFest at Lower Manhattan's Bowling Green. The trunks and pine needles were quickly churned up into environmentally friendly mulch, which was then distributed for use in home flowerpots or gardens.

The day also included an e-waste recycling event, hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, at which locals were encouraged to drop off working or broken computers and computer parts, televisions, DVD players and cell phones, among other items.

-Photos by Leanne Staples | Text by staff

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