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It’s time for NYC schools to show us what “sustainability” looks like.

On Thursday, June 17, the NYC Department of Education will host its fourth annual Sustainability Showcasethe DOE’s yearly celebration of climate education and school sustainability. During the event, NYC public schools and their staff members will be recognized for the sustainability-related projects that they have implemented throughout what has been an incredibly challenging year. In addition to highlighting projects like rooftop solar panel installations and outdoor learning spaces, the Showcase will also provide updates about the DOE’s efforts to support Climate Education.

The virtual event, which kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom, will begin with a live opening celebration, followed by engaging workshops for both students and adults. The event is free, and registration is encouraged.

Poster for the 2021 Sustainability Showcase on June 17

Showcase Workshops will cover:

  • Student-led Sustainability Engagement: Learn from students on the DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council on how to engage other students on sustainability topics and actions.
  • Climate Action Planning: Participants from the DOE Youth Climate Summit will share how to create and lead a Climate Action Plan for your school.
  • Teach and Advocate for Climate Education: Multiple educator-led workshops on how to teach Climate Education and engage with the topic of Climate and Sustainability in your classroom and school.

Visit the Sustainability Showcase’s registration page for more information and to register your virtual spot, and email us at sustainability@schools.nyc.gov for any additional questions.

See you on Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.!

The Morning Bell

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NYC Department of Education, 2019