Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony wants to increase the green in Harlem. Melo helped plant the city’s 500,000th tree Tuesday, which marked the halfway point in a campaign to plant 1 million trees in the city by 2017.
“When I was growing up in Brooklyn there wasn’t no trees, there wasn’t no grass where I was at. I always wanted to see some greenery, so now is the chance to donate some trees,” said Anthony, a donor to the public-private MillionTrees NYC partnership, launched by Bloomberg in conjunction with the New York Restoration Project in 2007.
Pride in one’s neighborhood can be a stimulant for all sorts of positive activity. I wonder if Melo is involved in any Green causes. It would be hot to see an athlete take the lead in other areas too.
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