Over 130 Green Educators (Of All Ages) Gather at JHC

Photo: Melissa Grieco, President of the Friends of Rye Sustainability at the podium.

Over 130 educators and community advocates attended the Green Schools, Green Futures event on March 28 at our sunny Carriage House! The half day symposium with 3 panels and more than a dozen Fairfield County green advocates was co-sponsored by the Rye YMCA and the Jay Heritage Center. The youngest and perhaps most powerful presenters were members of the Green Tigers, a group of 4th and 5th graders committed to changing our planet! Attendees were encouraged to aim for zero waste and brought their own coffee mugs and water bottles or used JHC and Rye Y mugs. Compostable plates and supplies were donated by Sound Shore Supplies.
Guests were invited to tour the work site for the new gardens at JHC afterwards with Toby Adams, Director of the NYBG Edible Academy and JHC Board members Liz Garrett and Lucy Berkoff. These are the faces of sustainability! Read more about the panelists here! Thank you to Rye TV for filming our Green School’s event with the The Rye YMCA Watch the `1st Garden Panel presentation here http://www.ryetv.org/04042019-1283

 

Alison Silverman provided healthy snacks for attendees. Participants took home Rye YMCA and JHC flowerpot coffee mugs!
Toby Adams, Director of the Edible Academy at NY Botanical Gardens describes how they designed their beds for a specific curriculum