During the last day of the 2018-19 GM Season on April 20, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will be giving away free trees on a first come first served basis. The trees are only available to City residents or businesses that are located within the City limits of West Palm Beach. Each address is allowed to select up to 2 trees which are Native or Florida Friendly and in 3-gallon pots (standing no more than 5 feet tall).
Palm Beach County will also be on-site giving vouchers to residents that live within the County. The vouchers will be good at select nurseries within the county.
The City of West Palm Beach’s GreenMarket and its 90+ vendors have pledged to eliminate plastic straws, coffee stirrers and Styrofoam cups and containers this season. The initiative, which is a collaboration between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, will make a measurable mark on the City’s efforts to enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a modern model of healthy, environmentally progressive, ecologically sustainable and resilient urban living. The City is also encouraging vendors to eliminate single-use plastic bags and is suggesting patrons arrive by the City’s popular and free trolleys. Though we sometimes feel small when working as individuals, our collective efforts make a huge impact!