Greening Bowling Green
More than 30 Con Edison employees and contractors teamed up with the Alliance for Downtown New York for the fourth annual Fall Community Planting Day last weekend in Lower Manhattan’s Bowling Green Park. The Con Edison volunteers helped make the park a cleaner, greener, more inviting place to visit. Company employees joined well over 100 other volunteers to plant more than 4,000 tulip bulbs, which will blossom in the spring. They also planted ornamental kale, which will last through the first frost, raked leaves, pulled weeds and picked up trash.
Fall Community Planting Day is part of the Downtown Alliance’s Going Green initiative, which is dedicated to building an environmentally sustainable Lower Manhattan. Con Edison supports more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations in its New York City and Westchester County territory in order to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. The company’s philanthropic efforts support the arts, environmental stewardship, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Many of Con Edison’s 14,000 employees share a personal commitment to the region’s vitality through their own volunteer efforts and also choose to support education by utilizing the company’s matching gifts program.