Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano plants Tree of Diversity in celebration of Earth Day
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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 In the past two years, 12,000 lights have been replaced by LED lights, which should bring $18 million in savings over the next 10 years.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.