green schools

NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

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 Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

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 …


Green STEM: An Educational Collision of Epic Proportion

  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 …

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

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 …

Changing the Way Our Children Eat at School

  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 …

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

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 …

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

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

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, …

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

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 …

Diving for a Diploma

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 …

Aluminum can and juice pouch recycling box, Armstrong Elementary

Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

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

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