One student proudly told how he recently taught his mother to recycle. A second student explained how she convinced her father to set up a recycling station at home, sharing with him why this is important for the world. A third student shared a similar story, thrilled that he sold the idea of recycling and waste sorting to his grandmother!
We are impacting children’s lives!
Our ARTS+ACTION Cafeteria Waste Reduction program is empowering students to be citizen problem-solvers, design detectives, and environmental leaders, the skills needed for ensuring innovation of climate smart solutions. We are creating an environmental education model for NYC and the nation.
Due to recent budget cuts, these 5th graders have no art teacher and are soaking up this opportunity to be creative and to be a part of meaningful change! Our ARTS+ACTION curriculum has double the meaning.
-Debby Lee Cohen, Director