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NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

11/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent a vast, untapped opportunity to generate renewable electricity from solar …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

8/9/2013 // By Emily Fano

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area with the greatest number of registered Eco-Schools.  The program has …

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Green STEM: An Educational Collision of Epic Proportion

4/17/2013 // By Jennifer Hammonds

  Our climate is changing at an alarming rate, and as a nation our young people are not prepared to provide the solutions necessary to mitigate and safeguard our world’s biodiversity, growing population, agricultural and transit systems and more.  In …

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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax …

Changing the Way Our Children Eat at School

10/18/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

  According to the American Heart Association 1 in 3 American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963.  With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the …

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the …

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s …

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

9/12/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Education Manager, NWF In the summer of 2011, NWF supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation began a journey in education with our partners, Earth Force and Earth Partnership for Schools and the school communities they …

Diving for a Diploma

7/11/2012 // By Guest Author

Do you have a difficult daily commute?  Imagine using four modes of transportation (bus, subway, ferry, plus a 10-minute walk) just to attend high school! The students at the New York Harbor School on Governor’s Island make this incredible commitment because …

Aluminum can and juice pouch recycling box, Armstrong Elementary

Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

7/3/2012 // By Carla Brown

Grade three classes set up a recycling program at their school and register as an Eco-School.

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