Active Citizen Project
Engages high school students in internet activism through the use of art, and new media.
Adopt a Farmbox
Engages with schools, community organizations, and institutions with a commitment to utilizing the farm boxes as fertile ground for food production and as a tool for personal growth, and community engagement.
ALIGN’s seeks to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and an accountable democracy for all New Yorkers and works to build a more just and sustainable New York.
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Environmental education and activism around wetlands preservation and protection of open space.
American Litoral Society
Environmental organization concerned about issues that affect the littoral zone: that area on the beach between low and high tide.
Auto Free New York
A movement aimed at exploring and achieving the upper limit of “devehicularization” of our nation’s largest city. Get cars out of our parks. Curb the reckless motorists who dominate our streets. Increase pedestrian space and safety. Invest in new transit options and expansion and make bicycling better.
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Operates Battery Park at Southern tip of Manhattan.
Bike New York
Supports bicycling education and safety through organizing special events and programs and working with other community and governmental organizations. With a user friendly calendar and daily tips and deals, BikeNYC.org is the go-to source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City.
Organization developing and implementing solutions for pollution-related problems in the developing world; works cooperatively with partnerships to provide support to local champions while striving to solve pollution-related problems.
A non-profit public policy action tank that aims to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on and attention to issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainable development both globally and locally. Brighter Green’s work has a particular focus on equity and rights.
Bronx Council for Environmental Quality
Advocacy around a range of environmental issues (i.e. land use, waste management, protection of open space, +) in the Bronx.
An outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden, provides horticultural advice, technical assistance, and training to residents, community gardeners, school groups, and other organizations interested in improving urban neighborhoods through greening projects.
Bronx River Alliance
Restoration of the health of the Bronx River through policy, planning and on-the-ground restoration projects.
The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats, through which the Bronx River flows.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
A 52 acre botanical garden including a number of specialty “gardens within the Garden,” plant collections, and the Steinhardt Conservatory, which houses the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast iron and glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Working to build a waterfront park in downtown Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
Working to develop contiguous bike lanes between numerous waterfront communities in Brooklyn now divided by highways and transit infrastructure.
Brooklyn Queens Land Trust
Not-for-profit, tax- exempt organization incorporated to manage 34 community gardens in the boroughs of Brooklyn.
Buckminster Fuller Institute
Serves as a catalyst for the design and implementation of breakthrough strategies for achieving a sustainable future. Volunteer opportunities available.
Build it Green
New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials.
Brooklyn-based farming network providing locally-grown healthy & affordable food to Brooklyn residents and education opportunities for youth and adults interested in food production.
C&D Material Trader
Free materials exchange service for reusable building materials.
Cafeteria Culture works to eliminate school cafeteria landfill and incinerator bound garbage, from food to packaging and cultivating sustainable design and replicable models to promote eco-literacy and healthy communities.
The Carbon Squeeze is a movement started by Upper West Siders that empowers us to reduce our carbon footprint both as individuals and as a community and champions an ongoing series of events with environmental experts.
Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology
Assess ocean, weather, environmental, and vessel traffic conditions throughout the New York Harbor and New Jersey Coast regions in real-time and forecasted out to 48 hours in the Hudson River, the East River, NY/NJ Estuary, Raritan Bay, Long Island Sound and the coastal waters of New Jersey.
Central Park Conservancy
Support group for Central Park, environmental ed for youth & community service opportunities.
Central Park Zoo
A small 5-acre zoo located in Central Park. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the NY Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation
Helps to make sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curricula and culture. Works towards assisting students to understand and appreciate the interconnections between a stable economy, health environment and equitable social systems.
Organization offering environmental education and leadership training to motivated NYC public school students. Wilderness programs take the students to the Manice Education Center in the Berkshire Mountains.
City Gardeners Club of New York City
Non-profit educational organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of nature among school children and to encouraging the preservation and improvement of green spaces throughout the five boroughs.
City Parks Foundation
Arts & educational programming in NYC Parks.
Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Non-profit organization working to protect the environment and public health with the support of members in New York and Connecticut.
Citizens Committee for New York City
A nonprofit organization founded in 1975, promotes and supports resident-led neighborhood improvement and civic engagement to throughout the five boroughs.
Citizens Union of the City of New York
An independent, non partisan force dedicated to promoting good government and political reform in the city and state of New York by ensuring fair elections, clean campaigns, and open, effective government that is accountable to the citizens of New York.
Clean Air NY
An initiative sponsored by the NY State Department of Transportation in support of regionwide air quality efforts. Clean Air NY educates the public on simple changes to everyday travel choices and provides real-time updates on Air Quality Action Days.
Coastal Marine Resource Center
Integrate ecological science and community concerns to conserve New York – New Jersey Harbor.
Community Environmental Center
Non-profit energy conservation org primarily serving low-income.
Empowers inner city youth through green exercise programs that enrich the mind, body, community & environment.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC’s Urban Environment Program uses innovative, science-based and hands-on learning strategies to enable diverse audiences to address local environmental needs.
Council on the Environment of New York City
Open space greening program, NYC Greenmarkets, environmental leadership, recycling education.
Design Trust for Public Space
Select research and design projects from across the five boroughs to receive funding, project planning, and ongoing advocacy efforts to transform critical policy and development decisions.
Lean all about electronics, including energy saving tips, where to donate used electronics, repair or replace tips, recycler certifications, green purchasing and more.
Volunteer run non-profit committed to providing access to Hudson River via free kayaking.
An artists’ collective from the Lower East Side working to support and preserve gardens through art and community action. Includes nice section highlighting Lower East Side gardens.
Earth Day New York
Organization promoting environmental awareness through school involvement in the Earth Day Education Program, educating policymakers through conferences and publications, and involving the general public in annual Earth Day events.
Earth Institute Columbia University
Research institute committed to addressing complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor.
Earth Justice Northeast Office
A non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
East River Crew
Promotes the stewardship of East River waterways through educational and recreational activities.
A nonprofit social venture fund that identifies and supports the world’s best emerging social entrepreneurs—society’s change agents. Echoing Green invests in next generation change agents to create an ecosystem that celebrates social innovation as a high-impact strategy for social change.
Edible Schoolyard New York
Creates a space in which the schoolchildren plant, harvest, prepare food and eat together, creating a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum, tied into New York State Standards, that connects food systems to academic subjects such as literacy, science, social studies, math, and the arts.
Promotes leadership for peace and justice through arts, education, scientific research, wellness and environmental action.
Emerging Green Builders of New York
USGBC affiliated coalition of New York students and young professionals promoting future leaders in the green building movement. Hosts green building seminars, tours, and social events in NYC. Volunteer opportunities available.
Environment Action Association
The Environment Action Association’s mission is to empower, unite people and communities to protect and conserve the environment for our planet. With a motto of “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Clean Environment”, all EAA activities are designed to inform and educate the public so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children. Thus, EAA envisions a future when every person on this earth becomes an active caretaker of environment.
Environmental Advocates of New York Watchdog group on environmental issues affecting New York. Safeguarding public health and preserving natural heritage through advocacy, coalition building and much more.
Farm City seeks to promote the growth of urban agriculture through fostering social, cultural and financial capital and investment.
An open, community-based research project to measure how much food is grown in New York City’s community gardens.
National, nonprofit animal protection organization that works to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry. Shelters in New York and California care for hundreds of rescued animals.
Film Biz Recycling
Recycles, redistributes and re-purposes the vast amount of reusable raw and commercial material run-off from New York City’s film and television productions (not-for-profit).
Floating the Apple
Works to preserve public access and recreational usage of the waterfront.
Floyd Bennet Garden Association
Large community garden in Brooklyn with compost facility.
Food Systems Network NYC
A membership based organization designed to foster communication and cultivate community amongst various stake holders and professionals working across the food system.
For A Better Bronx
Nonprofit environmental justice organization serving low-income communities in the Bronx. Work focuses on issues of pollution, local health issues, and strengthening community gardens services
Friends of Brook Park
Coalition of residents, parents, educators, and community based organizations in the South Bronx dedicated to managing and revitalizing Brook Park.
Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks at Hunters Point
Works to promote awareness of, concern for, and participation in the publicly accessible green and open spaces on the waterfront and in the neighborhood.
Friends of Gateway
Protects the bodies of land that hug the entrance to NY harbor on Jamaica Bay, Staten Island, and Sandy Hook, NJ
Friends of the High Line
Dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line – a 1.5 mile, elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan.
Friends of Hudson River Park
Dedicated to the development of Hudson River Park which runs from 59th-Battery Park, along the Hudson River.
Friends of Newtown Barge Terminal Playground/Greenpoint Park
Community wish list for 2 parks in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Working to promote ecological remediation of NYC environs.
Adult & kids organic cooking classes focused on health and nutrition as well as food sources and sustainability; gardening series on growing your own food, composting, planting herbs, vegetables, and urban fruit trees.
Dedicated to public enjoyment and responsible use of coastal resources to ensure health and sustainability of our urban coast.
Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Steward for the preservation, restoration and green development of the Gowanus Canal and its environs for the greater good of the community.
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Works to promote canoe trips in Gowanus Canal.
Governers Island Alliance
Working to create memorable parks and public spaces, ensure appropriate reuse of the Island and its historic structures.
Green Belt Conservancy
Promote environmental education and preserve woodlands, hiking trails, and public access to green spaces in Staten Island.
Green resource for sustainable living in NYC; offers a walking tour about sustainable businesses and lifestyle; corporate green events; distributes a newsletter about green living.
Green Business Bureau
Fosters environmental awareness among businesses and promote business practices that are both environmentally responsible and commercially beneficial.
Green City Force
Works towards building a “green city” through the Clean Energy Corps program, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, inspires passion for sustainability and service, stimulates the demand for green services, and creates ladders to careers in the green economy for young people living in poverty.
Green Edge NYC
Cultivate organizations with innovative ideas for environmental sustainability in an effort to expand support for these projects throughout NYC and engages the community to help people make more informed lifestyle choices by drawing attention to local resources.
An organization provides a unique mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups and coalitions, engage youth, paint colorful murals, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.
Green Home NYC
A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization that seeks to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in NYC.
Green Map System
Compost Green Map of Manhattan, also known as “Worms in the Green Apple!” provides basic information on the benefits and process of composting and also identifies a large number of composting sites in Manhattan.
A Green Party a ballot-qualified political party in NY State and part of the national Green Party movement working to be the vehicle for electoral change, and to work in the courts and the streets to create a just and sustainable society. Also see Green Party NYC and Green Party Brooklyn.
Green Plus Institute for Sustainable Development
The Institute seeks to educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts toward greater sustainability regardless of their means, and to extend practical knowledge and expertise in sustainability by developing new leaders in the field.
The Astoria, Long Island City Waterfront Parks Alliance enhance, protect and preserve the waterfront parks in Astoria and LIC.
Support NYC community gardens through materials, technical trainings & educational workshops.
Green Worker Collaborative
South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned and environmentally friendly cooperatives in the South Bronx.
Groundwork Hudson Valley
An environmental justice non-profit that works with communities to improve their physical and social environment through practical projects, local empowerment with a sustained focus.
Grow in the City
From DIY projects to guerrilla gardens to urban food policy, community gardens, farmer’s markets and balcony gardens, Grown in the City covers everything you need to know about food grown in the city.
Free weekend workshops on ecology and recycling for kids; monthly workshops on sustainable energy.
Harlem River Park Task Force
Local, citywide and regional organizations working together with elected officials to improve the quality of the environment in East Harlem and Harlem.
Initiative to restore and re-open the High Bridge for public use, which connects two boroughs (BX & MN) and two parks.
Horticultural Society of NY
Outreach programs for under-served communities, at-risk youth and men and women who are and/or were incarcerated.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Non-profit organization started by musician Pete Seeger, dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hudson River through environmental programs, advocacy and celebrations.
Hudson River Community Sailing
Community sailing organization.
Hudson River Estuary Program
Partnership to restore, conserve & promote full public use of Hudson River.
Hudson River Foundation
Science as integral to decision-making with regard to the Hudson River and its watershed; support stewardship.
Hudson River Paddlers Guild
Promote and support recreational water sports and encourage trainings, technique, competition to promote care for the aquatic environment.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an organization based in Beacon, NY that seeks to protect the Hudson River and surrounding wetlands and waterways through advocacy and public education.
Hudson River Watertrail Association
Coalition of small boaters, primarily human and wind powered, who work to build a river trail from the Atlantic Ocean to Canada.
Human Impacts Institute
The Human Impacts Institute’s mission is to foster sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through inspired engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge and creative expression.
I Fish NY
Introduces urban residents to the sport of fishing.
Programs support the development of sustainable cultural practices, and stimulate and encourage creative and dynamic interactions with the environment.
Connects people with great ideas for environmental change in their neighborhoods to people and money they need to make stronger, more sustainable urban neighborhoods.
A video- and web- focused outreach organization that fuels policy change by empowering and educating businesses, government, and citizens on issues of sustainability.
Inside Urban Green
Learn how to grow your own food in the city! Resources, information, and workshops.
Inwood Canoe Club
Competitive and recreational canoeing and kayaking.
Works to develop sustainable just food systems in NYC, fosters urban agriculture and provides food access to those most in need.
Just Green Partnership
Seeks to build a healthy economy in New York that provides good jobs producing clean products and services, in which our workplaces, schools, homes, communities and bodies are free of toxic chemicals.
La Familia Verde
A coalition of community gardens in the Crotona, East Tremont, and West Farms neighborhoods in the Bronx with a mission to sustain the environment and culture through education, community service, and horticulture.
League of Women Voters of New York
A nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
LIC Community Boathouse
Free kayaking, canoeing, and educational programs on East River.
Local Spokes engages local residents to envision the future of bicycling in our diverse neighborhoods. The NYC-based coalition seeks to engage and understand the community’s various perspectives through multilingual outreach and a youth ambassadors program
Lower East Side Ecology Center
The Ecology Center provides community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.
Magnolia Tree Earth Center
Training for the young adult Tree Corps. Hosts the local CSA in its Hattie Carthan Garden; stages the annual Garden Horizons career conference for middle schoolers.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a vibrant business membership organization comprised of a cross section of 10,000 business members and subscribers ranging from sole proprietors to large corporations and multi-national firms. Their mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan. The organization has an active Green Business Committee that holds events throughout the year.
Manhattan Island Foundation
Support and expand public Learn-to-Swim programs throughout New York City, particularly those that serve at-risk youth; raise public awareness of waters that surround New York by supporting efforts to clean & protect them.
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Strives to clean NY & NJ Harbor and waterways and make more accessible for recreation, transportation, education.
Monitor and protect threatened community gardens throughout NYC.
Municipal Art Society
Sustainable city planning think-tank; produce reports, research and position papers on a range of issues and initiatives.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Legislative work on a broad range of environmental issues.
Nature Conservancy of New York
Lectures, guided nature preserve research, and stewardship volunteer opportunities deepen conservation efforts at work in New York, the U.S., and over 30 countries.
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
Advocacy, research, education, and planning dedicated to expanding and enhancing NYC parks and open spaces.
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth
Works to recapture the waterfront, reduce local environmental hazards, and advocate for public policies promoting healthy mixed-use communities in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
New York City Climate Coalition
The NYC Climate Coalition is a project of the Human Impacts Institute committed to fostering partnerships for a Carbon Neutral NYC through resource exchanges, networking & partnering, and joint advocacy.
New York City Community Garden Coalition
NYCCGC’s mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation
NYCEEC is an independent, non-profit financial corporation established by NYC to assist in implementing its Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and partners with banks, community development financial institutions and energy services companies to provide financing products for energy efficiency and clean heat improvements in buildings throughout the city.
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Umbrella organization of environmental justice activists.
New York City Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities
Works closely with private energy companies, local academia and City, State and County agencies to assist in the reduction of Greenhouse Gases emitted by vehicles and particulate matter pollutants in the NYC and Lower Hudson Valley region.
New York City Parks & Recreation
Steward of more than 29,000 acres of land, over 800 athletic fields, nearly 1,000 playgrounds, five major stadia, 550 tennis courts, 54 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches.
New York City Sierra Club Group
Sierra Club is America’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, with 1.3 million members. There more than 13,000 members in NYC who are also members of the SC NYC Group working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet.
New York City Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Works to conserve soil and water resources of New York City, to improve water quality, to control and prevent soil erosion and sediment damage, to preserve and enhance natural resources, to control and abate non-point sources of water pollution, to protect public lands and to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the city.
New York Aquarium
Demonstrations and education programs for all ages with 8,000 animals from marine and freshwater habitats.
New York Academy of Sciences
Fosters the advancement of new science and technology to make the city more environmentally responsible and responsive; hosts speakers and workshops that discuss environmental issues.
New York Botanical Garden
Children’s Gardens to Graduate Studies have living collections and topics including green roofing and “Gardening In a Changing Climate”. This 250-acre living classroom features over 1 million plants representing all seven continents.
New York League of Conservation Voters
The New York League of Conservation Voters is the only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air, renewable energy and open space through political action. NYLCV educates the public about a broad range of important issues, evaluates the performance of elected official and endorses and elects by campaigning for the passage of laws during the legislative season and candidates in the electoral season.
New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund engages and educates New Yorkers on environmental issues and the environmental decision-making processes at the local, regional, state and federal government levels. NYLCVEF fosters open, non-partisan discussion on environmental policy and empowers New Yorkers to be effective advocates for the environment.
New York Materials Exchange Program
Materials exchange and reuse program that connects, supports and promotes New York’s reuse organizations.
New York H20
A nonprofit advocacy group based in New York City that is dedicated to protecting New York’s water resources from the threat posed by the gas extraction industry.
New York Public Interest Research Group
Consumer, environmental and government reform organization.
New York Restoration Project
Reclaim, restore and develop under-resourced parks, community gardens, and other open spaces in New York City.
New York Sea Grants
Scientific research, policy analysis and planning efforts to protect and rehabilitate coastal resources.
New York State Council on Food Policy
Develops and makes recommendations to the Governor on state regulations, legislation and budget proposals in the area of food policy to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive inter-agency approach to state food policy issues.
New York Sun Works
Floating barge on Hudson that hosts sustainable urban farm and environmental education workshops.
New Yorkers for Parks
Works to promote and protect the city’s 28,800 acres of parkland.
NY – CT Sustainable Communities Consortium
The goal of the Consortium is to reposition the New York-Connecticut region to fully harness its innovation capabilities in a competitive global environment, build on its strong foundation of energy efficiency, and become as equitable as it is efficient.
Work to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary.
NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program
EPA backed effort to develop and implement a plan to protect, conserve, and restore estuary.
North East Organic Farmers Association of NY
Non-profit organization consisting of consumers, gardeners, and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and educational opportunities, NOFA-NY promotes land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing.
North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island
Public access and revitalization of Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront along the Kill Van Kull from St. George to Arlington.
Maps of open space and community resources in NYC.
Open Road of New York
Works with children, teenagers, and adults on outdoor environmental projects to design, develop, and manage public gardens, playgrounds, parks, and compost systems.
Open Space Alliance
OSA works to raise funds for capital projects and community programs for Parks in Northern Brooklyn.
Project for Public Spaces
Policy and planning around usage of public space in NYC.
Partnerships for Parks
Encourages community support and involvement in New York City’s Parks. Helps to strengthen, support, and start neighborhood park groups.
Work to protect the Pier and preserve as green space.
Prospect Park Alliance
Non-profit support group for Prospect Park.
Prospect Park Zoo
Kids can see alpaca haircuts at the Fleece Festival with guided tours and green-themed zookeeper chats; also offers professional, adult, and K-12 programs.
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Land conservation in Staten Island.
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures
are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.
Guided tours, zookeeper habitat chats from buffalo plains to pudu savannas, and adult and K-12 programs are offered
Works towards educating the public with the latest information on nuclear power, news of leaks and accidents, and its health effects.
Promote everyday bicycle use, conduct environmental trainings and bicycle repair workshops in NYC public schools and after-school programs.
Red Hook Boaters
Dedicated to providing waterfront access and public education.
Regional Plan Association
Regional planning organization that works to shape transportation systems, protect open spaces, and promote community design.
RelightNY’s mission is to inform and inspire people that the seemingly unachievable task of helping to protect the earth’s environment for current and future generations can be achieved collectively by the small but tangible action of changing a light bulb.
Riverkeeper An environmental ‘neighborhood watch’ program, a citizen’s patrol to protect the nation’s waters.
Riverdale Nature Preservancy
Protect and preserve natural beauty and neighborhood character of Riverdale through public information, monitoring of development, and long-term planning.
The River Project
Protect and restore Hudson River estuary through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, and urban habitat improvement.
Riverside Park Fund
Support group for Riverside Park, environmental ed for youth & families; community service opportunities.
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
Promote conservation, education and recreation of Rockaway waterfornt.
Rocking the Boat
Traditional wooden boatbuilding and on-water education, primarily with students and community members from the South Bronx.
Root for Trees
A New York City based nonprofit organization that uses art and creative campaigns to raise environmental consciousness
Affordable, public access sailing to New York Harbor.
Sane Energy Project
Sane Energy Project was formed in January of 2011 to fight Spectra Energy’s proposed gas pipeline in NY and opposes the development, transport and export of shale gas and supports investment in renewable energy and the goal of zero fossil fuel dependence by 2030.
Enhance and protect parks, promenades & paths along waters throughout NYC Metropolitan area.
Sierra Club NYC
Advance a wide range of local and national environmental campaigns.
Sierra Club Inner City Outings
A community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Features a number of gardens that include representations from particular periods along with contemporary styles.
Green energy, arts and education center on the East River.
Staten Island Botanical Garden
A 20-acre wetlands restoration project, children’s discovery classroom, Chinese scholar’s garden, and composting classes are some of the education opportunities available to visitors.
Staten Island Zoo
Zoofari Summer Camp, Radical Rainforest, the Touring Zoo van, and Breakfast with Beasts are key programs with eco-components; features organically managed grounds and professional seminars.
Storm Water Infrastructure Matters
Dedicated to ensuring swimmable waters around New York City through natural, sustainable storm water management practices.
Stuyvesant Cove Park Association
Support the development of a park and environmental center along the East River.
Sunset-Ridge Waterfront Alliance
Committed to re-invigorating the waterfront area of Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, and beyond.
Sustainability at the local level is promoted through events and projects involving the community; volunteer opportunities.
Sustainable South Bronx
Environmental justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects.
Organization working to find urban ecological planning solutions: urban self-sufficiency infrastructures, performative material technologies, and smart mobility vehicles.
Direct action bicycling advocacy.
Bicycling, walking and public transit advocacy.
Tree Branch Network
Extensive internet portal to environmental and urban quality-of-life issues.
Trees New York
Plant, preserve, protect and care for NYC trees; education.
The Trust for Public Land
Support community gardens by offering supplies, training, and expertise, as well as permanently protecting gardens as public space.
Dedicated to the development of Southwest Brooklyn and the empowerment of its residents primarily through broad and converging environmental, sustainable development, and youth justice campaigns.
US Green Building Council NY Chapter
Supports the transformation of the metropolitan New York marketplace by actively promoting the design, construction and operation of buildings that are energy efficient, healthy, productive and environmentally responsible
Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
A new, small public career and technical education (CTE) high school that prepares students to enter green collar jobs in the built and natural environments.
Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy
Committed to restoration, revitalization, protection, as well as public education about urban estuary & its watershed.
Through designing and implementing sustainability programs, education and community outreach and organizing, Urban Transformers is working to make NYC healthier and truly green.
Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education
Provides year-round programs which stimulate public school teachers in the metropolitan NYC region to incorporate environmental education in their classrooms.
We Act for Environmental Justice
A Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.
West Harlem Environmental Action Committee
Focus on environmental issues that disproportionately impact communities of color (asthma, sewage treatment plants, lead exposure).
White Roof Project
Non-profit organization that seeks to decrease the effects of Urban Heat Island by advocating white roofs or “Cool Roofs.”
Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club
Organize rowing & paddling events; educate and inform the public about the environment of the Hudson River.
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