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Fast Forward Rochester inspires community engagement and artistic expression, in pursuit of action on environmental issues. Fast Forward Rochester also hosts an annual Film Festival which contributes towards the encouragement of filmmakers to utilize their power of visual storytelling in conveying urgency and inspiring awareness on environmental issues.
In today's fight to save our environment, it's becoming crucial to educate and prepare children for the future they will inherit someday. Fast Forward Rochester recognized this essential obligation and sought to develop a new resource to assist teachers with education students on environmental issues and provide easy ways to get involved and take action. With assistance from NYSP2I, Fast Forward Rochester was able to develop an educational tool called the Green Story Guide.
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has since evolved into New York's center for interactive science. NYSCI serves local schools, families and underserved communities in the New York City area, offering an informal and hands-on learning experience through various products and services that use a "Design, Make, Play" method. NYSCI south to develop a new program to educate middle and high school students from low-income and under-served families, in order to explore the causes of local pollution with the use of technology. NYSCI also aimed to increase knowledge and learning among these students by having them consider solutions to environmental problems, along with sharing the discovered pollution prevention solutions with the community.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. The New York Section of the ACS (NYACS) is one of the regional organizations dedicated to promoting the mission of the national ACS.
With support from NYSP2I, NYACS partnered with Beyond Benign, a world-renowned green chemistry organization based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, to execute the Green Chemistry Training for High School Teachers: Pollution Prevention in New York City Schools initiative.
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. developed an interactive online template that will assist communities in replicating the successful non-profit Community ReUse Center model they established in 2008. The template was designed and distributed as a tool to transform liabilities into assets by reducing solid waste generation, creating quality "green" jobs, and developing a skilled workforce.
Finger Lakes ReUse is a not-for-profit organization based in Ithaca, NY, with a tripple-bottom-line mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse. In 1995, Tompkins County made a commitment to develop a ReUse Center as part of its 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan. Having reduced waste by 58% after 12 years of implementing other plan components, Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division views reuse as the most efficient, economic, and environmentally friendly way to reduce the waste stream further.
The Healthy School Network, founded in Albany, NY in 1995 strives to ensure every child has an environmentally heatlhy school. Healthy School Network has an emphasis on preventing exposures to harmful chemicals in schools by pressing for a range of pollution prevention measures. These measures include nontoxic supplies, green cleaning, safer pest control, and reduced, targeted disinfectant use. Healthy School Network's Buy More Green Products project aimed to inform school elected and appointed leaders, custodians, teachers and parents of New York State's highly effective green procurement initiative and provide helpful workshops and webinars on how to find and use greener products in schools and at home.
Sustainable Long Island is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 whose mission is to advance economic development, environmental health and social equity for all Long Islanders. Sustainable Long Island works with community, government and business leaders to identify priorities for sustainable development and practical strategies to build safer and stronger healthier communities through programs such as brownfield redevelopment, community revitalization, food equity and environmental justice. Sustainable Long Island's new initiative "Reduce Rain Runoff" implemented a rainwater capture and storm water management program to better conserve water within Long Beach and East Islip. The project emphasized the importance of community green infrastructure practices and made it possible to expand green infrastructure process in additional communities in the future.
Delta Environmental, formerly Delta Laboratories, has a rich history of environmental advocacy and education with hands-on programs for K-12 students on water resources and quality. The Scholastic Acquatic Partnership and Adopt-A-Stream curriculum creates grassroots efforts to test, advocate and protect water resources. Through this program Delta Environmental has educated the community on the importance of water quality and the integriy of local watersheds. Delta Environmental partnered with Rochester's two all-girls schools to support young women interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by demonstrating the role of science in protecting our urban and suburban communities.
The Human Impacts Institute is an organization in Brooklyn, New York of social entrepreneurs who create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues. Their goal is to help people of diverse ages and backgrounds personally connect to the most pressing environmental issues of our times, and give them the tools needed to take positive, long-term actions. North Brooklyn is a socio-economically underserved region bearing a disproportionately high pollution burden; its residents may be vulnerable to health risks, which have been positively correlated to air pollution, water pollution, and chemical exposure. Through the Human Impacts Stories project, Human Impacts Institute personalized pollution impacts and enabled people to engage with fellow community members who are experiencing these complex issues.
The Hospitality Green Cleaning Challenge educated restaurant owners and staff about toxic chemicals found in cleaning products, and raised awareness about safe alternatives, by providing educational materials, training sessions, follow-up support, and presentations at hospitality classes.