In addition to empowering the local community, the Sixth Street Community Center offers a variety of arts and wellness programs and events, including a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. It also houses the Organic Soul Café, which donates all proceeds to youth programs.
Central Park provides a natural refuge for city dwellers. The Central Park Conservancy organizes a myriad of exhibitions to educate the public about geological history of Manhattan as well as other environmental topics.
The High Line park is inherently green: it re-purposes a piece of industrial infrastructure as a public green space. The sustainably-operated design favors native, drought-tolerant, and low-maintenance species, cutting down on the resources that go into the landscape.
For more than a century, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has connected people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
The New York Botanical Garden has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment for more than 100 years. Its Sustainability and Climate Change Program reduces the garden's carbon emissions, revises its grounds maintenance and horticultural practices, manages and removes invasive species in the forest, engages volunteers in the collection of climate change data, and further educates the public about the major environmental issues of the day.