Grants, awards, etc.

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

Innovative Education Award (DEADLINE FOR IDEAS: February 21)

2018 Youth Inventor’s Challenge

NYC Excellence in School Wellness Awards

2018 Green Difference Award

AAE Classroom Grants

VOYA Foundation Grants

NYC DOE School Wellness Council Funding

Healthy Neighborhood Challenge

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

CCNYC Composting Grant

Teacher as Heroes Awards

NY Water Environment Association student scholarships

Stand Up For School Wellness!
In past years, hundreds of student participants in our poster contest have shown us what school-based physical and health education, physical activity, and wellness programs looked like to them. This year, it’s your students’ turn to think big and share their school health and wellness message across the City!
The new 2018 School Wellness Campaign Contest opens today, giving all K – 12 New York City public school students the opportunity to create a campaign or public service announcement (PSA) about a school health or wellness issue they care about. Think about an image, slogan, logo, song, or message they would like to see on a poster, bumper-sticker, campaign button, subway ad, TV or social media campaign, tee shirt, or…we can’t wait to see what your students stand up for!
Your school can win prizes including
  • a free school mural created in partnership with Groundswell,
  • field trips and student activities sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club and other partners,
  • t-shirts printed with the winning design, and other surprises!
The student winner in the song, spoken word, and video category gets to work with Hip Hop Public Health and professional producers to produce a free track for their video. Other winning students will receive free passes to health and fitness opportunities, and all student winners and runners up will receive a swag bag. Winning entries will be featured in the 2018-19 School Wellness calendar, on promotional items such as t-shirts, and on social media and the NYCDOE website.
Submission deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018.
To enter:
Download this flyer to promote the poster contest at your school or office!
For more information, contact wellness@schools.nyc.gov.

CEC Youth Innovation Challenge

Attention Students: Submit your bold idea for the chance to receive C$5,000 in seed funding and present your innovation to North America’s top environmental officials in Oklahoma City this summer.

Learn about the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Youth Innovation Challenge. Ideas are due April 3, 2018.

As today’s visionaries and tomorrow’s decision-makers, young leaders will drive the green growth innovations that are critical to a sustainable future. Canada, Mexico and the United States need innovative science, technology and business solutions to North American’s shared sustainability challenges. Students and young entrepreneurs are encouraged to share innovative ideas that:

  • Create better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, business models, marketing, supply chains and/or partnerships for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment.
  • Contribute to the natural asset base of North American economies, creating green jobs and/or economic opportunities for citizens in North America;
  • Make good business sense in terms of profitability and potential for growth.
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