Sustainable South Bronx is thrilled to partner with the creative, dynamic and ambitious young men and women of Dream Yard to host the 2007 Hunts Point Healthy Living Block Party The Healthy Living Block Party gives residents of Hunts Point an opportunity to learn about ongoing efforts to improve the environment of the neighborhood. With hundreds of new street trees planted in recent years and two new parks opened this Spring, Hunts Point is well on its way to having a dense urban forest capable of filtering pollutants from te local atmosphere. This, in turn will help reduce local childhood asthma rates and promote outdoor activity to combat the rising local childhood obsesity rate. The Dreamyard team is already working diligentyl with Sustainable South Bronx to ensure that the 2007 Healthy Living Block Party: - Spreads the word about local greening initiatives and offers opporutnities - Promotes active living and healthy eating through cooking demonstrations, physical activities, blood pressure checks, and other fun and easily accessible events - Develops a spirit of activism in the neighborhood around issues of public health and the environment Your financial support will allow us to host a truly fun, attractive, and engaging Healthy Living Block Party that inspires residents of Hunts Point throughout the year. I hope you'll considerr joining us in our effort to improve the health of a community that continues to bear the overwhlming burden of racial and economic inequality.