DSNY's Golden Apple Awards offers Cash Prizes!

DSNY Golden Apple Awards offer huge cash prizes in three contests for NYC DOE schools. Schools submit their applied-learning sustainability projects focused on recycling, reducing waste, or community beautification and school gardens (including composting) by May 1.

Sustain-A-Mania! An Event for NYC High School Students ~ March 22 Sustain-A-Mania was a chance for high school students to make a real action plan for making our schools more sustainable in NYC.

Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution!

School districts around the country, in an aim to reduce waste and increase environmental awareness, are piloting programs that would use compostable materials for school lunch trays.

New Guide to Green Roofs Released!


The Office of Sustainability, in conjunction with the Division of School Facilities, Schools Construction Authority, and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Office of Green Infrastructure, offer guidance to schools that wish to pursue a green roof on their buildings.