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GrowNYC Annual Report 2012 | Solar Energy

Solar Energy and Green Design

Our solar energy curriculum is experiencing a wider reach as it is now available to any interested teacher in New York City. Over 6,500 youth have learned about renewable energy by constructing their own pizza box solar ovens and models of green design buildings and streetscapes over the years with GrowNYC and many have demonstrated them to hundreds of parents, schoolmates, and community residents at mini “solar energy fairs” held at schools from the north Bronx to south Brooklyn.

Our energy programs are a great way to get outside, put students in the role of teachers, and help New Yorkers learn about energy choices available to them. Several hundred families have participated in energy workshops at the Get Green festival in the South Bronx, our own Con Edison sponsored Energy Fair, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s Adventures NYC in Central Park.

Click HERE to learn more about Solar Energy.