Who are we?
We believe our schools must take the lead in moving toward a greener future by providing our children and future leaders with an environmental education and exemplary environmental programs, such as school-wide recycling.
Click here to find out more about our leadership.
What do we want?
- The Dept. of Education to be in compliance with Local Law 19, which mandates our City’s agencies and residents recycle.
- The Dept. of Education to implement their own Chancellor’s regulations on waste management.
- Paid recycling coordinators in every NYC school who are accountable for planning and managing effective school recycling programs.
- NYC schools to divert 80% of solid waste through school recycling programs.
- Elimination of environmentally irresponsible practices, such as the use of Styrofoam trays in our cafeterias.
- Use of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and 100% recycled content paper products, as stipulated by current laws and regulations.
- More environmental education programs to ensure a greener future.
How can you help?
- Ask your school’s principal who the Recycling Coordinator is and ask them how you can help.
- Help form or join your school’s Environmental/Recycling Club.
- Attend our monthly meetings.
- Join us on our website by:
- Signing up for our News and Recycling Group for updates.
- Signing our petition.
- Sending a letter to the Mayor and Dept. of Education’s Chancellor calling for recycling in all NYC schools.
- Sharing resources, such as recycling lessons.
- Learning more about starting or enhancing your school’s recycling program.