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FHGT August 2021 Event Series

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mark Laster | 917-745-7431 |

Forest Hills Green Team Launches 

 Series of Free and Fun Activities 

To Raise Environmental Awareness  


Forest Hills, New York – The Forest Hills Green Team is kicking off a roster of free and fun activities to raise awareness about climate control, environmental advocacy and neighborhood beautification. 


The events run on the weekend, starting Saturday, August 21 and end Sunday, August 29.  They include classes in tree care, community gardening, and civic engagement.   The Forest Hills Green Team (FHGT) partnered with a number of city agencies, such as the New York City Parks Department, Queens Botanical Garden and Democracy NYC.  The Citizens Committee of New York funded these activities and Stuyvesant Cove donated plants for community gardening. 


“Climate change is a real issue and must be addressed to protect future generations,” said Mark Laster, co-chair of FHGT. “We want to do our part by making Queens greener and greater by creating cleaner air, cooler streets and better health for all.” 


The scheduled activities are free, fun and informative.  Sign up at Here is the lineup.


How to Take Care of Neighborhood Trees

Help keep city trees healthy with tips from the NYC Parks Department. 

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Yellowstone Park


Voter Registration Climate Protection (What You Need to Know)
Help register voters and learn how to advocate for climate-protection policies with Democracy NYC 

Sunday, August 29, 2021, 10 am to 12 pm
FHGT Composting Site, MacDonald Park

Community Gardening

Planting flowers and bushes in Yellowstone Garden with donations from Stuyvesant Cove. 

Sunday, August 29, 2021, 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: MacDonald Park

Started in 2018, the Forest Hills Green Team is a volunteer initiative, dedicated to beautifying Forest Hills, raising awareness on climate change, conservation, sustainability, and ecological responsibility.

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