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Councilman Larry Green Hosts Citywide 2015 Arbor Day Event

Published on January 20, 2015 under Uncategorized

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release (January 23, 2015)

Contact: Donald Perkins: 832-393-3016
donald.perkins@houstontx.gov

 

Council Member Larry Green Partners with Trees for Houston to Plant Trees 400+ Trees in District K

Houston, TX – Houston Council Member Larry Green, District K, in partnership with Trees for Houston, Houston Parks Dept., Scotts Miracle-Gro, and Keep Houston Beautiful, will host a citywide 2015 Arbor Day event within the Hiram Clarke area on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The staging location will be the New Faith Church parking lot (located at 4315 West Fuqua St. – near Hiram Clarke Rd.). Volunteer registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

This citywide event is in conjunction with the District K Klean It Up/Green It Up campaign. The Klean It Up/Green It Up campaign is an initiative focused on beautifying District K through tree plantings, the development of community gardens, an increased focus on recycling, and opening community farmer’s markets, amongst other green initiatives. The campaign will utilize special events, community partnerships, and a robust social media program to help educate residents on how to make District K a healthier, greener, and more environmentally friendly place to live and raise a family.

Saturday’s tree planting will cumulate in the planting of over 400, 15-gallon trees along the esplanades throughout the Hiram Clarke community. As part of Council Member Green’s Klean it Up/Green it Up program in District K, he, along with Mayor Annise Parker, will join representatives of Trees for Houston and the Houston Parks Dept. to dedicate the trees and talk about their value to the neighborhood and the community.

Our other community partners are the Houston Parks and Recreation Dept., Keep Houston Beautiful, and Scotts Miracle-Gro. “Working with Trees for Houston, we chose this area of District K because of the barren esplanades that consist throughout this community. Thanks in part to Trees for Houston and the in-kind donation of mulch from Scotts Miracle -Gro, this area will have esplanades that are aesthetically equitable to other areas of the city. Trees for Houston has stepped up to the plate and agreed to water the 400+, 15-gallon trees for next two years,” states Council Member Green.

In the latter part of 2014, Council Member Green officially unveiled billboards as part of the District K Klean it Up/Green it Up campaign at a press conference at City Hall “Looking to create a cleaner, “greener” community for District K residents, the campaign asks residents to get involved in the beatification of District K. I’m thrilled to have gotten this campaign off the ground,” said Council Member Green. “Our goal with Klean it Up/Green it Up is not just to create a better District K, it is to make this community one of cleanest, greenest districts in the city.”

For more information on the campaign and Council Member Larry Green, please visit www.KleanItUpGreenItUp.Org. The campaign can also be followed on Facebook and by utilizing the #KleanItUpGreenItUp hashtag on social media outlets and posts. Please email Ashley@elitechange.com for any further questions or if your organization would like to participate in the upcoming event.

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Larry V. Green was inaugurated for a 2nd 2-year term in Houston City Council in January 2014. Council Member Green chairs City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee as well as serves on a variety of other Committees such as the Budget and Fiscal Affair, Quality of Life, Housing, Sustainable Growth, & Development, and Ethics, Elections, & Council Governance Committees. Green earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, as well as a law degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

1Arbor Day Tree Planting event flyer (2015)