National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Program: Helping NYC Schools Go Green!

Do you want greener schools and healthier communities? National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA is leading the way. Powered by students, teachers, parents and principals, NWF’s NYC Eco-Schools are advancing solutions to reduce waste, conserve energy, create green spaces, and promote environmental education!  More than 60 percent of NYC Eco-Schools have increased recycling in their schools since implementing the Eco-Schools program; more than 50 percent have completed an environmental audit and created an outdoor classroom; and more than 40 percent have reduced energy use and reported better student engagement. With limited resources, these schools are doing amazing work to solve environmental and educational challenges, and to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders! Please look through their inspiring projects, and support them today!

If you are already a NYC Eco-School and are ready to post a project, just click here:  start your project

 

The James Baldwin Memorial Outdoor Learning Center at the Clinton Garden

An outdoor classroom in proximity to the successful Clinton Garden will accommodate environmental education, health and access for students at our large urban high school campus.   

NEEDS: $787 of 3,275
Organizer
raypultinas
Location
The Bronx (10468)
Total Needed
$3,275
Raised
$2,488

Robo Aqua Kids!

We will be raising the fish and vegetation over 8 months and documenting their growth and water chemistry.  All our activities will be connected to the new common core curriculum. 

 

NEEDS: $876 of 876 + Volunteers
Organizer
michaelpaoli1
Location
(10065)
Total Needed
$876
Raised
$0
Volunteers Needed!

Rooftop Aquaponic Greenhouse Lab

The greenhouse will allow Food and Finance High School students to cultivate the latest in science technology, sustainability and urban food production. Our partner is Cornell University!

NEEDS: $0 of 975
Organizer
foodandfinance
Location
Manhattan (10019)
Total Needed
$975
Raised
$975

IS 204 Urban Wildlife Habitat and Learning Garden

Our Green Team decided to create an Urban Wildlife Habitat, a garden filled with shade-loving, native species suitable for a variety of wildlife along with an area dedicated to decomposers and composting.

NEEDS: $615 of 2,940
Organizer
lkorber2
Location
Queens (11106)
Total Needed
$2,940
Raised
$2,325

Recycling at P.S. 32

We want to incorporate recycling into our school culture and use this project as a way to create engaged and informed citizens.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,969
Organizer
admin
Location
Brooklyn (11231)
Total Needed
$2,969
Raised
$2,969

Vito Marcantonio Community Peace Garden

A sustainably designed East Harlem school rooftop greenhouse created to address the needs of a beleaguered zip code at the epicenter of diabetes, defiance, and despair. 

NEEDS: $0 of 10,201 + Volunteers
Organizer
paulclarkesongs
Location
Manhattan (10029)
Total Needed
$10,201
Raised
$10,201
Volunteers Needed!

Urban Roots Science Garden

A hands-on science garden providing environmental science and nutrition education to an underserved urban public elementary school.

NEEDS: $0 of 6,340 + Volunteers
Organizer
Megan N
Location
Manhattan (10025)
Total Needed
$6,340
Raised
$6,340
Volunteers Needed!

BUGS Garden Starter!

Help us grow up to the “garden” in our name!

NEEDS: $0 of 6,505
Organizer
Susan Tenner
Location
Brooklyn (11215)
Total Needed
$6,505
Raised
$6,505

Turtle Pond Wall at the Eric Dutt Eco Center

The Eric Dutt Eco Center at P.S. 6 needs a wall enclosure to keep the turtles in and the little ones out!

NEEDS: $0 of 1,965
Organizer
maureenbrady
Location
Manhattan (10028)
Total Needed
$1,965
Raised
$1,965

Park East Green Team of Engineers

The Park East Green Team of Engineers wants to transform an underdeveloped, underused courtyard into a habitat for local species and garden laboratory.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,255
Organizer
admin
Location
(10029)
Total Needed
$1,255
Raised
$1,255

Water BUGS!

An essential, hands-on learning project to reduce storm run off and quench our thirsty garden!

NEEDS: $0 of 3,125
Organizer
Susan Tenner
Location
Brooklyn (11215)
Total Needed
$3,125
Raised
$5,765