Council Member Nantasha Williams hosts inaugural ‘Lets Go Green’ event in St. Albans

Council Member Nantasha Williams (D-27) hosted her inaugural “Lets Go Green” event on Saturday.
Courtesy of the office of CM Williams

Council Member Nantasha Williams (D-27) hosted the inaugural “Let’s Go Green Celebration” at Roy Wilkins Park in St. Albans on Saturday, May 25.

The event brought together hundreds of community members and environmental advocates for a day filled with educational and family-friendly activities.

The celebration aimed to raise awareness about sustainable living practices for residents of all ages. Attendees had an opportunity to learn about various environmental initiatives, including tree care, upcycling, recycling and planting.

Council Member Williams said the event is a testament to southeastern Queens’ commitment to environmental conservation. “By coming together to learn and engage in sustainable practices, we can create a greener, healthier future for generations to come,” she said.

Williams added that “our public parks are vital spaces where neighbors can build community, enjoy the great outdoors and learn more about our natural environment.”

The event also featured an info session led by climate change advocates, who shared information about how to take action to combat environmental issues. Additionally, attendees enjoyed live music, child-friendly activities and opportunities to connect with local organizations and green initiatives. A number of attendees were able to take home free rain barrels provided by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The rain barrel distribution encourages residents to collect rainwater for lawn irrigation and water conservation efforts.  

Additionally, the celebration featured keynote speaker Ajani Steller, a high school student and founder of Kids Fight Climate Change. Stellar spoke to community members, explaining the importance of encouraging people to take action against the negative effects of climate change.  

The inaugural Green Thumb event was sponsored in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-14) and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman (D- 29).