Links

Education

New York City School Calendar 2015-2016

is a resource for our GG families.  Green Generations follows the NYC school schedule.

Roots of Empathy

is a nonprofit whose mission is to build caring and peaceful societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

offers trainings for educators and parents that helps them teach children how to peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal settings.

TED

is an online forum that holds international conferences annually devoted to ideas worth spreading.

New Games

embodies an attitude towards play with cooperative games for all ages, especially children.

Anti-Defamation League

provides lesson plans and curriculum for grades K-9 on topics that promote anti-bias and acceptance.

Institute for Humane Education

is a nonprofit passionate about providing the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways. They provide workshops for educators.

Center for EcoLiteracy

is best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula. The Center for Ecoliteracy offers books; teaching guides; professional development seminars; a sustainability leadership academy; keynote presentations; and consulting services.

Educators for Social Responsibility

works directly with educators to implement systematic practices that create safe, caring and equitable schools so that young people can succeed at school and in life.

Edutopia

founded by George Lucas, is dedicated to improving K-12 education by advocating for innovative and replicable strategies to help children thrive.

Speak Truth to Power
a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, is a multi-faceted global initiative that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action.

Teachable Moment, Morningside Center for teaching Social Responsibility

provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on current issues and foster a positive classroom environment.

Equal Exchange’s Fair Trade Curriculum and Educational Resources

A free downloadable curriculum called Win Win Solutions: An Introduction to Fair Trade and Cooperative, offers activities about fair trade issues. It is designed for grades 4-9.

TeachKind

is a free online resource website for humane educational materials and policy resources for K-12.

Family

Healthy Child

is an online resource for empowering parents to make informed choices about natural holistic health.

Adults and Children Together Against Violence (ACT)

is a nonprofit committed to helping families and communities raise children without violence. There are many resources and information throughout the website.

Jo Frost

the star of SuperNanny, has a great website that offers tools, resources and information about healthy parenting practices.

PBS Parents

provides up-to-date information about child development and parenting resources.

Life Skills

Howard Gardner

Hobbs professor of cognition and education at Harvard Graduate School of Education is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences.

Daniel Goleman

is a New York Times journalist and best-selling author of “Emotional Intelligence.”

UNICEF

provides a list of life skills to include psychosocial and and interpersonal skills generally considered important.

Health and Nutrition

A Well Fed World

is a hunger relief and animal protection organization working with grassroots groups in the U.S. and internationally on feed and food production systems.

BUGS

located in Boise Idaho, is a site dedicated to community gardening and offers courses and other programs to promote nutrition, health, and a sustainable food system through organic gardening.

Jamie Oliver

TED conference video clip about nutrition and food systems.

VeriaLiving

is an online resource and TV channel dedicated to health, vitality and wellness.

Youth Inspired Projects

Girls for a Change

is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change.

Generation On

is a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make a positive contribution to the world.

Do Something

is a call to action for teens everywhere to make a positive contribution to the world through social change.

Sustainable Development, Environment, Animals and Ethical Leadership

The Story of Stuff Project

is a 20-minute animation video of the consumeristic society to which we live in.

Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI)

is dedicated to helping protect the global environment by promoting sustainable alternatives to daily living.

The Earth Charter Initiative

is a diverse global network of people, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and the principles of The Earth Charter.

The World Wide Fund for Nature

formally named World Wildlife Fund, is an international nonprofit committed to issues regarding conservation, research and restoration of the environment.

Muhammed Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank for microfinancing, provides loans and financial services to poor communities in order to start self-sustaining businesses for empowerment and to escape poverty.

350.org

is a movement of people and organizations working to stop global warming by encouraging the adoption of clean energy and positive systematic change.

Amnesty International

is an organization that works to protect human rights worldwide.

The Animals and Society Institute

is an organization that promotes action to protect animals by advocating the adoption of ethical and compassionate public policies.

Bridges of Respect

is an organization building bridges between humans, animals and the environment.

The Breakthrough Institute

is a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to modernizing liberal thought for the 21st Century. Their core values are integrity, imagination and audacity. Their goal is to accelerate the transition to a future where all the world’s inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling lives on an ecologically vibrant planet.

Care2 Make a Difference

is an online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.

Global Warming and How to Stop It Resource

an easy-to-read explanation about global warming and how to stop it.  This resource was brought to our attention by a middle-schooler, Ethan from Colorado, who thought it would be a great addition to our list. Enjoy!

NYC Resources

South Bronx CSA

creates affordable access to fresh produce for everyone in the South Bronx while working towards a food system that is democratic and respects the dignity of food chain workers, from our farms to our restaurants.

A Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Programs

in the South Bronx.

BronxMama

is an online resources for mom’s who live in the Bronx.

Just Food

is a NYC-based organization whose mission is to unite local farms and city residents of all economic backgrounds with fresh, seasonal and suitably grown food.

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Teachers College Columbia University Center

for Food and Environment.

New York State Farm to School Program

Inside Schools

is an independent guide to NYC public schools.

TASC

is NYC-based and supports daily after-school programs and high school apprentice programs.