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We could not do it without the help of our fantastic partners. These organizations provide a wide range of specialized information, resources, and training to help you make your school the greenest it can be.
If you're looking for a place for your green team to volunteer or want to check out community-based organizations that have environmental purpose in the community, check out these organizations:
CBO's with Purpose
is an award-winning national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it while having fun along the way. ACE is the national leader in high school climate science education.
Bike New York
is a 501 (c)(3) non-for-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate and promote in all five boroughs of NYC. Their vision is to encourage cycling as a green, healthy compliment to New Yorkers' daily lives by providing access to safe cycling practices and engaging events.
(CafCu) is working to eliminate school cafeteria landfill and Incinerator bound garbage from food to packaging. They cultivate sustainable design and replicable models to promote eco-literacy and healthy communities.
Captain Planet Foundation
aims to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Their unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work to create environmental solutions in their homes, schools, and communities.
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation's
(CELF) mission is to make sustainability education an intergral part of every school's curricula and culture, from kindergarten through high school. their approach is comprehensive, engaging students, teachers and administrators, parents, communities and businesses through professional development, consulting services and experiential programs.
NYC Compost Project
offers compost-related workshops and classes, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, develops urban farms, and conducts outreach at public events throughout all five boroughs.
CUNY Building Performance Lab
, supported in part by NYSERDA, is ideally positioned and equipped to serve as a catalyst for change. They work to accelerate market transformation in the buildings sector. Some of their focuses include greening existing commercial properties by promoting advance building system technologies, and long-term workforce development, which is pursued through curriculum development, internships and other technology training.
Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC) mission is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.
Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise and hazardous materials pollution.
Department of Sanitation New York City
(DSNY) is the world's largest collecting over 10,500 tons of residential and institutional refuse and 1,760 tons of recyclables a day. The City's businesses, whose waste is collected by private carting companies, generate another 13,000 tons of refuse each day. And under the leadership of Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, New York City's streets are cleaner today then they have been in over 35 years.
is more then a on-day event or annual environmental wake-up call, It is a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change. It simultaneously broadens the base of support and rekindles old commitments through highly participatory strategies.
brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.
program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum and enhance science and academic achievement. Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.
Edible Schoolyard NYC
partners with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms where children can engage in hands-on-learning. Their goal is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and environment required to make healthier choices and change eating habits.
Green Education Foundation
is a non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and mathe education with broader human concerns of environmental, economic and social systems.
works to develop youth leaders for the global stage through dynamic global education and leadership development programs. Global Kids inspires undeserved
youth to achieve academic excellence, self-actualization and global competency, and empowers them to take action on critical issues
facing their communities and our world.
Green Bronx Machine
is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of america. They offer services such as: Educational Consulting, Urban Greenscaping, Urban Agriculture, Urban Landscape, Economic Development, and Community Development.
Grow to Learn NYC
: The Citywide School Garden Initiative was established by the Mayor's Fund and Grow NYC to inspire, facilitate and promote the creation of a sustainable school garden in each and every public school in New York City.
Green Schools Alliance's
(GSA) mission is to connect and empower preK-12 schools worldwide to lead the transformation to global sustainability. GSA envisions a healthy, abundant, equitable, ecological diverse world, connected through a community of schools.
mission is to work in classrooms and schools to help children discover how they can positively impact the planet by engaging their parents, family, friends and neighbors in small simple actions.
, one of the 132 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide public-private program with an ambitions goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.
NY Sun Works
is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. Through their Greenhouse Project Initiative they use hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability.
New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
mission is to promote a comprehensive natural resource program for New York State by supporting local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to develop and implement projects and programs that will reserve, protect, and enhance the wise use of the state's soil, water, and all related resources.
New York Restoration Project
(NYRP) is a non-profit organization driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers deserve beautiful, high-quality public space within ready walking distance of their homes. As New York's only citywide conservancy, they bring private resources to spaces that lack adequate municipal support, fortifying the city's ageing infrastructure and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods.
Recycling Champions Program
(RCP), develops model recycling programs at 100, K-12 schools citywide each year, educating and involving 100,000 students, staff, and custodians on NYC recycling.
is New York City's Green Energy, Arts and Education Center. Solar One's Mission is to provide education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments.
strives to increase environmental awareness by working with children and communities to transform trash into art and crafts all while teaching the concepts of sustainability, waste reduction, and smart consumerism.
is a free service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment in hopes of lowering harmful environmental impact.
Wildlife Conservation Society's
mission is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
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