The mission of the Conservation Committee is to present timely environmental issues to members and the community, to further the restoration and beautification of New York City and to educate children about nature.
In recent years, the committee has presented forums with expert speakers on environmental concerns, including:
- green roofs
- urban farming
- landscape design
- climate change and super storms.
The Conservation Committee also recommends major projects to be the recipients of funds raised at occasional special events and oversees the grantees’ use of the funds. Conservation projects have included:
- Installation of teaching gardens at public libraries: the Aguilar Library in East Harlem, Manhattan, and the Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, both in collaboration with The Horticultural Society of New York
- Landscape restoration and a nature map of a portion of St. Nicholas Park in Upper Manhattan
- Installation of green roofs in the South Bronx, one at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy and the other at Rocking the Boat, a youth development program, both in collaboration with the non-profit organization Sustainable South Bronx
- Landscape restoration and expansion of educational programs at Von King Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.