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Our Sustainability Commitment
As the city has grown over the past 200 years, Madison Square Park has been a vital green space for generations of New Yorkers. But unchecked human development has taken a toll on our park’s ecosystem, just as it is taking a toll beyond our seven-acre footprint.
Some of the environmental challenges we’ve faced in the park in recent years include soil degradation, flooding, a decline in the health of our trees and plants, and a disruption to the seasonal cycles of insects and other wildlife.
In response, the Conservancy has made a commitment to nurturing the park’s delicate ecosystems and to actively reducing carbon emissions from our operations. To meet these goals, we’re doing everything from selecting plants for the park that support native wildlife to purchasing landscaping machinery that consumes less fossil fuel.
We understand that environmental preservation is a shared responsibility. We invite our community and other green spaces to join in learning with us and making change. Together, we will ensure that our green sanctuary can be enjoyed for generations to come.