Green Communities Fund
Of all five boroughs, Brooklyn has the lowest percentage of land devoted to parks, the second-highest number of residents per acre of parkland and the third lowest tree canopy coverage. It is also home to 50% of the City’s community gardeners, 70% percent of which are in low-income neighborhoods.
The Green Communities Fund fosters the development of green spaces, jobs, and neighborhoods. Its goals are to:
- Encourage the protection and creation of open space, parks and community gardens.
- Seek new ways to introduce and encourage environmental awareness in all neighborhoods through grassroots programming.
- Train job seekers for green careers and connect them to employment opportunities.