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!

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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

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: $575 of 2,940

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

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

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

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

Water BUGS!

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

NEEDS: $0 of 5,765