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United Community Centers, is a nonprofit, social justice driven community center in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Their mission is to work together with residents of all ages and cultures to address the community's challenges, celebrate its strengths, and provide services that improve lives. The 'East New York Farms!' Project is a project of United Community Centers with a mission to organize youth and adult residents to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. works to inspire, educate, and avtivate children and adults to promote pro-environment behavior by fostering attachment to the Hudson River. Microplastics are a new type of pollution including fragments, fibers, film, and foam. Microplastics break down into small particles from tash such as plastic bags and bottles. All these fibers pass through wastewater treatment systems.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the region's most valuable natural asset: water. Over the past 29 years, they have tackled some of the region's biggest freshwater challenges such as cleaning up toxic sediment, eliminating sewage overflows, restoring critical habitat, and advocating for the long-term health of the Great Lakes. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper wants to raise awareness of water pollution issues while educating citizens on direct actions leading to reductions in water pollution.
Founded 50 years ago by a group of fisherman determined to reclaim the declinin Hudson River from polluters, Riverkeeper has grown into the river's most effective advocate. Riverkeeper wanted to raise awareness of the environmental issues related to the New York Harbor, call attention to the freshwater resources in the region and educate the public.
The Wild Center is the natural history center for the six million acre Adirondack Park in northern New York State. The mission of The Wild Center is to "Ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature thrive together and set an example for the world." The Adirondacks is an under served area in both climate literacy and stewardship, making addressing the need of these sites critical in order to minmize the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) was founded in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY in 1983. The northeastern Brooklyn residents along with CHLDC sought to address many issues affecting local residents, including the need for affordable, quality housing, a healthy neighborhood economy, high quality education, safe, fun, educational activities for children after school hours, and the need for young adults to achieve their educational and employment goals. The CHLDC identified a number of health hazards across the Cypress Hills neighborhoods.
The New York Product Stewardship Council (NYPSC) works to implement the principles of product stewardship in New York State (NYS) and nationally by providing leadership, guidance, and educational tools to individuals, organizations, institutions, local governments, and elected officials. With assistance provided by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), NYPSC reignited the statewide Re-Clothe NY textile recovery campaign, which seeks to educate New York residents about the need for and benefits of textiles recovery, as well as what textiles to donate and where to donate them.
The Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more equitable and sustainable city for all New Yorkers, by empowering communities to plan for and realize their futures. They combine technical assistance, organizing, research and policy advocacy to advance innovative solutions to economic and environmental inequalities in partnership with community-based organizations, small businesses, and the public sector.
GrowNYC was originally created in 1970 as the Council on the Environment of New York City and has since grown into a leading sustainability resource for New Yorkers. GrowNYC provies free and accessible tools and services for anyone in order to improve the city and the environment by recycling, sustainability, nutrition education, gardening, local grocer and farmer support, and by developing environmental education among New York City classrooms and neighborhoods. GrowNYC sought to address one of New York City's most pressing water pollution issues during 2015 and 2016 - combined sewer overflows.
Seneca Park Zoo opened in 1894 in Seneca Park and is on 15.5-acres in Rochester, New York. The Zoo is home to over 90 species including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and arachnids and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Seneca Park Zoo wanted to raise awareness of the environmental issues related to the Genesee River, call attention to the freshwater resources in the region and educate the public.
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