A happy home is more than just the apartment you live in—it’s the surrounding city, environment, and community too. Residents of the no-fee NYC apartments at ARO know the importance of looking after the world around them, and to honor Earth Month this April, they took part in two special events. Not only did they demonstrate their love for the planet, but this was also a fantastic way to meet other ARO residents.
Earth Day Plogging Event in Long Island City
Ever heard of plogging? The trend that started in the Swedish city of Stockholm gets its name from “plocka upp” (pick up) and “jogga” (jog)—and is now sweeping the US (quite literally)! On April 22, URBN Playground hosted a plogging event for a group of ARO residents. Kitted out in running gear and armed with pickers, they jogged the streets of Long Island City up to Gantry Park, collecting trash and litter as they went.
“Residents in the neighborhood asked about the event and how they can get involved with Plogging!” said one participant. Another praised the session as “a great community building event where residents from different Algin management buildings got to meet one another.” All in all, a highly successful session—and rounded off with a well-deserved coffee.
Earth Day Kids Craft Time
A second event took place on April 24, this one geared toward younger ARO residents. Amborella Organics’ ingenious Blooming Pops are delicious tasting treats—think Peach & Marigold and Vanilla & Hibiscus. But here’s the thing—eating them is only half the fun. Once you’re done with your pop, you can plant the biodegradable stick, and with a bit of encouragement, it’ll grow into something beautiful! Six kids joined in with the Earth Day Craft Time session at ARO, in which they ate their lollies, then were shown how to plant their seeds in soil. They also decorated their pots with awesome stickers and got cool temporary tattoos from the Department of Sanitation (a clever way to educate them on disposing of trash responsibly).
Join a community that cares about the environment when you live at our no-fee rentals – contact the ARO leasing team.