Here is some good news for anyone who cares about environmental education and practices in NYC public schools, from Coquille Houshour and Micki Josi of Educating Tomorrow:
Educating Tomorrow’s Be Cool Recycle At School Campaign, in partnership with the NYC School Recycling Action Committee, is forming a new United Federation of Teachers Green Schools Committee to continue to organize for recycling and waste reduction in NYC public schools.
Our first monthly meeting will be held at the UFT Headquarters and we will share information on Environmental Lesson Plans & Curriculum.
Who: Anyone interested in encouraging schools to go green.
What: Environmental Lesson Plans & Curriculum Discussion
When: Tuesday, October 21 at 4:30pm
Where: United Federation of Teachers Headquarters
52 Broadway, 12th Floor, Professional Committees Conference Room
New York, New York
Snacks will be provided by the UFT.
Speakers who will be joining us include:
- Rachel Chaput, Environmental Scientist with Environmental Protection Agency will be presenting their FREE waste reduction curriculum and resources
- Mike Zamm, Environmental Director with Council on the Environment NYC, will be speaking about their Recycling and Go Green Club which brings NYC High School students into schools to speak about recycling and environmental issues.
- Christopher Rodriguez, Special Assistant with the Department of Education, will talk about the school’s city-wide recycling initiative.