“At Timberland, we strive to be Earthkeepers in everything we do. We work hard to make our products responsibly, to protect the outdoors and to serve the communities around the globe where we live, work and explore,” said Colleen Vien, sustainability director at Timberland. “We believe green spaces are the heartbeat of a community. They do so much more than provide a place to play and explore; they also help enhance quality of life in the form of improved health and overall wellbeing. They simply make neighborhoods stronger. We are proud to make this commitment today, so these vibrant city spaces can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
“We’re so thankful for Timberland’s service in our communities as they help us further our efforts to provide green space in areas that need it most,” said Mike Rezny, assistant director, GrowNYC. “Today’s volunteers are transforming one of the most underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx into a beautiful community garden functioning as a destination for urban agriculture and an inviting outdoor hub for the surrounding community.”
Volunteers will continue to serve in the United We Stand Garden in Mott Haven throughout the summer, and the complete space will be unveiled and open to the community this fall. Later this year, Timberland will reveal the next four cities where it will carry on its commitment to creating or restoring green spaces – ranging from walking trails to community gardens to city parks.