Be Cool Recycle in School
Filmed at an M.S. 113 classroom in Brooklyn, this fun music video will set the right tone for your students to recycle. Brooklyn native, artist-activist, Precise, will help connect your student to environmental issues through his Green Campaign. Watch video.
Green Grades: NYC Schools Recycle!
The best way for schools to make recycling a part of every school day is to learn from one another. Green Grades is a great video for anyone in the school community looking for ideas on how to boost or sustain their recycling program. Watch video.
Green is the Word
Great for students and staff to watch how schools across NYC are building successful recycling programs. Get ideas for your Green Team, see outreach activities for students, and learn how schools are an important part of increasing the recycling rate in New York City. Directed by NYC parent, Pamela French. Watch video.
GrowNYC Presents: NYC Recycling Made Simple
These 30 and 60 second videos produced by GrowNYCs Office of Recycling Outreach and Education (OROE) are great for showing your class or auditorium assembly whats recyclable in NYC schools and at home, while telling a story about the power of recycling. Watch video.
Pratt Industries on The Works
Seeing is believing. This fantastic 8 minute video from The History Channel visits NYCs largest paper recycler, Pratt Industries on Staten Island, to show how they recycle NYC paper. Watch video.
R to the E to the Cycle
A recycling anthem for NYC schools, written and performed by Queens high school student CJ Joseph. This catchy jam will have all of your students singing along while learning the right way to recycle in NYC. It may also inspire them to write and produce their own recycling video. Watch video.
Rent or buy this great film that follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the worlds largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. Far ahead of any modern Green initiatives, the Zabaleen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. Watch video.
Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
This 19-minute documentary excavates the history of garbage handling from the 1800s to the post-WWII golden era of consumption and up through the contradictions of modern day recycling. Watch video.
Garbage: the Revolution Starts at Home
Writer and director, Andrew Nisker asks an average urban family, to keep every scrap of garbage they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it's doing to the world. Watch video.
The Story of Stuff
These groundbreaking, 20-minute films, use animation and a human narrator to take viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture. [NYC residents please note: aseptic and gable-top containers like soy milk boxes and orange juice containers are recycled in your blue bin with glass/metal/plastic items. Watch video.
Rent or buy this award winning documentary for your class or school assembly. Brooklyn based artist, Vik Muniz, returns to his native Brazil and the worlds largest landfill, to tell the remarkable story of those who make their living picking recyclables from the landfill. Watch video.