Readings & Resources


Citizens Committee Equipment Resource Library

EUGENE: Evaluation Tool for Environmental/Nonformal Education

Food for Change Documentary

Botany Primer

Vertical Farming video

Food Labels Made Easy video


Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter

Master Teachers in STEM Classrooms

Black Vegans Step Out, for Health and Other Causes

New Green Award Debuts

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Opportunities & Events

Bird Sleuth Free Webinars

Bird Sleuth Summer 2018 Educator Retreat

EE Certification

On the Farm Professional Development

Family Cook Productions Invites New Schools to Participate

Citizens Committee Neighborhood Leadership Institute (scroll down page for details)

Diversity Inclusion Scholarship for Educators of Color

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Grants, awards, contests, etc,

Citizens Committee Grants

Katie’s Krop Grower

Captain Planet Foundation Eco Solution Grants

NYC DOE School Sustainability Project Grants

5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

Apply to become a U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School

NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

Small Business Food Waste Micro Grant


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Opportunities & Events

Dreamit + AgTech X panel
Date: December 11, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Agritecture – 40 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Moderator: Elyssa Rothe (Director of Policy & Market Development, PACENation / Strategy Advisor, AgTech X)
Panelists: Gwen Schantz (Co-Founder & COO, Brooklyn Grange); Alan Burchell (Founder, Urbanstrong); Marni Majorelle (Founder, Alive Structures); 1 more TBA
Topic: “The Future of Green Infrastructure: How Cities Can Utilize Rooftops to Solve Food, Water, and Energy Challenges”

Join Dreamit Ventures and AgTech X for networking and discussion with the visionaries who are reimagining urban rooftops for a more sustainable future. We’re bringing together builders, urban farmers, and policy experts to explore the state of green roof technology. Advances in green roof technology has proven to lower energy costs and to reduce carbon emissions. Cities around the world are adopting measures that require large new developments to include green infrastructure.

A panel of experts will discuss the state of green infrastructure, highlighting policy proposals currently being debated by lawmakers, green roofing startups leading innovation in the space, and the engineering challenges associated with this technology.

Councilmembers Ritchie Torres and Brad Lander invite you to a New York City Council Education Committee’s oversight hearing on “Diversity in New York City Schools:”   

Date:    Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Time:     1 pm (DOE will testify first; public testimony likely to begin around 2 pm)

Location:         Council Chambers – City Hall

This hearing will begin with testimony from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) about the plan they released in the spring (“Equity and Excellence for All: Diversity in New York City Public Schools”), the third-annual “School Diversity Accountability Act” report (just released last week), and other efforts such as their recently-announced plan for District 1 and the work they are beginning for District 15 middle-schools.

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Grants, contests, etc.

NYcX Co-Lab Challenge: Zero Waste in Shared Space

Freshkills Park Alliance T-shirt Design Contest

Hunger Innovation Fellowship

Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Grants, contests, etc.

The Braitmayer Foundation

NYC DOE School Sustainability Project Grants

Celebrate Urban Birds 2018 Mini-Grant

Park Tool Community Grant Program (for biking efforts)

Resist Grants

NY Life Excellence in Summer Learning Awards

Lawrence Foundation

Lexus Eco Challenge

Fund for Teachers

STEMfinity Thanksgiving STEM Giveaway (deadline Nov. 30th)

Shade Structure Program Grant

Global Learning Fellowship


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Groups can obtain  leaf bags for events and giveaways. Leaf bags can be ordered under the promotional category in the following link. I was told each organization can obtain up to 50 leaf bags, but on the website it states they can obtain up to 200.


Space Available – Cornerstone and Beacon Programs Need a location for your next park group meeting? The Cornerstone Program and Beacon Program offer access to school classrooms for community organized meetings (afterschool and weekends only). Search for a location near you at

Call for Proposals – Artist Residency Program at Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse    
We are looking to partner with a Designer/Artist who wishes to participate in a self-directed residency program at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.  We will provide raw materials and space to the artist to delve into  exploring issues associated with our tech consumption and waste generation and to create up-cycled products or public workshops. Please click here for detailed information on the program and application process. Application deadline December 8, 2017.


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