Recycling Champions Program

GrowNYC’s Recycling Champions Program (RCP) has helped NYC public schools create effective recycling programs since 2010. In that time, we have worked with over 400 schools and seen first hand the real change that can happen when all members of the school community work together to make a difference. NYC schools can have a huge impact and help our city acheive Zero Waste by 2030!

Currently, RCP is working with the first 100 Zero Waste Schools, a partnership between the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability, the NYC Department of Sanitation, and GrowNYC. We are pleased to share with you useful waste education resources and RCP's own materials created in direct response to the needs of the NYC K-12 community 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.