Imagine all schools as ecologically conscious environments, giving every student the tools to help build a brighter future.
Join or start a garden! GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 600 community gardens in New York City. Workshops, which are the access point for supplies, are held every month of the year, covering gardening basics to more advanced farming and community organizing topics.
Our goal is to see that every New York City public school student has the opportunity to get their hands into the soil — and learn and grow.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.
PLT’s GreenSchools! program inspires students to take personal responsibility for improving the environment at their school, at home, and in their community. Students, teachers, and school staff members receive tools, training, and resources for student-led Green Teams to create healthier schools—and to save schools’ money! PLT GreenSchools! helps improve students’ academic performance, develops students’ critical thinking skills, and grows student leaders.
GSA envisions a healthy, abundant, equitable, ecologically diverse world, connected through a global community of schools. In this vision, schools worldwide work together across boundaries to achieve an environmentally sustainable future that respects and protects all living things and wild places without depleting the resources on which they depend.
- Future brightens for solar power thanks to legislation (timesunion.com)
- Where the Bees Are; Highland Hall Waldorf School Supports Healthy Bees, Sustainable Farming, and Shares the Green School Award from the Captain Planet Foundation (prweb.com)
- Eco-Schools (challenges30.com)