Eco-Schools USA in New York City: Helping NYC Schools Go Green!
Powered by students, teachers, and principals, National Wildlife Federation’s NYC Eco-Schools are advancing solutions to reduce waste, conserve energy, create green spaces, and engage students in experiential Green STEM opportunities! NYC Eco-Schools is partnering with the NYC Department of Education, the National Park Service, ioby.org and a variety of non-profit and corporate partners to give schools the support and resources they need to solve important environmental and education challenges, and to help students spend more time outdoors.
Registered NYC Eco-Schools receive invitations to free borough-wide events and workshops, including the popular Sustainability Coordinator gatherings at model green schools, a monthly e-newsletter, and opportunities to connect with other NYC Eco-Schools, as well as Eco-Schools around the nation and around the globe.
Students at PS87 in Manhattan participating in NYC Eco-Schools "Litter-Less Campaign," 2013
Emily Fano, Outreach Manager, NYC Eco-Schools
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What's Happening at New York City Eco-Schools?
New York City Eco-Schools are saving energy and reducing their school's greenhouse gas emissions by participating in programs like NWF's Eco-Schools USA Cool School Challenge.
Learn how your school can participate.
NYC Eco-Schools Sustainability Coordinator Gatherings
Join NYC Eco-Schools for our second Sustainability Coordinator gathering of the 2014 school year at I.S. 204, Magnet School for Living Green in a Global Society (36-41 28 Street) in Queens, Wednesday, March 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Learn how teachers at I.S. 204 are integrating sustainability into all aspects of the curriculum while aligning to Common Core standards.
Hear about I.S. 204’s past and current non-profit partnerships that have helped the school fulfill its green mission, and what the school did in 2013 to become the citywide Golden Apple (recycling) and Golden Shovel (composting) award winner. Maximum capacity is 40. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
For questions or to RSVP, contact Emily Fano, Outreach Manager, NYC Eco- Schools.
U•KONSERVE GIVEAWAYS FOR NYC ECO-SCHOOLS!
Did you know that you can track your Eco-Schools program goals, progress towards awards, and your shrinking environmental footprint on your very own virtual dashboard page?! You’ll also help NWF collect important metrics about the impact NWF Eco-Schools are having across the U.S..
Our partner Kids Konserve has generously offered fabulous giveaways for the first 50 NYC Eco-Schools teachers who populate their dashboard pages!
Use the login information you received when you registered your school to access the dashboard. Contact me for assistance and/or when you’ve populated your page. Your prize will be on its way! Provide a shipping address and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Here is what you’ll receive (one of each per person).
Leak-Proof Stainless Steel Containers
Use Kids Konserve’s leak-proof, BPA-free stainless steel food storage containers as a non-toxic and non-leaching alternative to plastic and disposables. These reusables are perfect for packing kid's lunches and picnics on the go, while saving trash from our ever-growing landfills.
Food Kozy Wraps
Stop using plastic baggies altogether when you stock up on these BPA-free and PVC-free reusable food wraps. An ideal waste-free alternative for takeout, picnics and travel.