Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano plants Tree of Diversity in celebration of Earth Day

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other city leaders planted a Tree of Diversity today in celebration of Earth Day. (4/21/14)

YONKERS - Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other city leaders planted a Tree of Diversity today in celebration of Earth Day.

The mayor says he planted the tree in the hope of making Yonkers a green city for future generations to enjoy.

He also said that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of former Mayor Michael Walsh, who planted a tree in the early 1900s.  The tree still stands on the City Hall grounds.

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Spano says the city has already focused on becoming more green. In the past two years, 12,000 lights have been replaced by LED lights, which should bring $18 million in savings over the next 10 years.

Some of the city's vehicles have also been converted from gas to propane.

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