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