Goal: Help New Yorkers Make New York City the most sustainable and livable city in the world.

GrowNYC is a resource for any New Yorker who wants to lower his or her environmental impact by taking advantage of tools, services, and information to inform choices and action. We provide opportunities for making sustainable choices and actions a permanent fixture of NYC – textile recycling, building-wide and school-wide recycling programs, farmers markets, composting, green spaces and gardens, reuse opportunities like Stop ‘N’ Swap events, and much more. Pairing education with action, New Yorkers can learn about environmental issues— getting trained on recycling rules, learning about how healthy foods go hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle, understanding why purchasing local foods is good for the environment, and taking action to improve their city.

The groundwork has been laid and we’ve made great progress over the past 40 years—in 2013 we’d like to grow our presence in the minds and practices of all New Yorkers and nonprofits—who can look to us as a partner and go-to source. We hope to weave sustainability into every component of city life so that being green is second nature. It’s Easy, It Matters!