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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.
Grassroots Environmental Educaton is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-proft organizaton established in 2000 to address the pervasive inﬂuence of chemical toxins and pollutants in our daily lives. Their goal is to reduce or eliminate chemical toxins and pollutants that impact the greatest number of people and those that pose the greatest risk to children. The ChildSafe School Program in New York State was established to engage parents and other stakeholders as catalysts for change in their own school communites.
Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) was established in 1977 to oﬀer planning, education & outreach, and advocacy for Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland,Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. HVRC convenes a Regional Materials Management Working Group made up of all secen county solid waste managers, recycling coordinators and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Region 3 materials management staﬀ. Food waste is a significant issue in the U.S.. in New York State and in the Hudson Valley. With the Department of Agriculture and the US Environmental Protection Agency calling for the first-ever national food waste reduction goal of a 50% reduction by 2030, HVRC sought to further their eﬀorts to reduce food waste.
Seedfolk City Farm is a multi-site urban farm based in Rochester, NY that focuses on engaging youth in project-based learning and creating healthy localized community food systems through building resilient urban communities. As a New York State charitable corporation operating as a nonprofit, Seedfolk City Farm’s focus is on providing locally and sustainably grown produce to residents within the city of Rochester while creating educational employment opportunities for young people.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Goodbye, Goodbuy program was founded in 2015 by two students whose goal was to reduce waste and provide affordable supplies for students. The process contains three main stages: move-out collection, summer storage, and move-in sale. Through education and student engagement, Goodbye, Goodbuy creates an environment on college campuses across NYS in which less material and potential pollutants are landfill bound, more goods are reused, and a higher percentage of potentially polluting materials are responsibly recycled or disposed of. Thus benefiting the campuses with waste diversion, accessible and affordable goods, employing students, campus sustainability commitments, community involvement, and humanitarian aid.
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.
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