Climate Education on Chancellor's Day
Whether you want to go further with climate education, or are just getting started, this event is for you!
Join the Office of Sustainability on Chancellor’s Day for climate education professional learning. This content is created and led by the DOE's Climate Education Leadership Team (CELT).
We have four workshops, facilitated by CELT Members, that can be applied in all grade levels and subjects:
Planning and Implementing a Climate Teach-In
Accessing Climate Resources
Climate Education Advocacy 101
Easy Entryways for Climate Education: Scaffolding Data and Texts in the Classroom
Audience: DOE teachers, all subjects, grades K-12
Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2023 (9 AM – 2:30 PM)
Location: Teachers College at Columbia University, 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
Earn up to 5 CTLE credits! Lunch will be provided.
Learn more and register for Climate Education on Chancellor's Day.
We're Hiring: Solar Project Manager
We're hiring a Solar Project Manager! Help us reach the goal of installing 100MV of solar on city-owned buildings.
The Solar Project Manager will manage a large and complex set of solar PV construction portfolios. This is a civil service position on our Clean Energy Team.
Key Job Duties:
Management of all active solar PV construction portfolios.
Collaboration with city agencies, engineering and design teams, and construction teams.
Review solar PV construction designs to provide guidance on all solar PV design development for NYC school facilities.
Engage and represent school stakeholders.
Lead preliminary design and engineering site visits, solar PV installation inspections, and stakeholder engagement meetings.
Civil Service Title: Administrative Supervisor of Building Maintenance.
Apply by June 2nd! Click here for details and to apply.
Classroom Supply Drop and Swap
Have extra supplies to clean out? Don’t throw them out!
We’re partnering with Materials for the Arts to host borough-based classroom supply Drop and Swaps!
Donate excess school supplies and "shop" items from other teachers! The more teachers participate, the more we reduce end-of-year waste.
We'll have at least one event in every borough.
Click here for details and to get involved in a Drop and Swap!
Youth Climate Career Expo
NYC Public High School students: Come meet students from other schools and learn about careers and industries where you can take climate action!
Learn about summer volunteer and internship opportunities
Build community with other students
Talk to professionals about green careers
Explore possible career pathways
This expo was created by the 2022-23 Youth Leadership Council, in collaboration with Office of Sustainability
Recent News and Updates
rFUTURE 2023 Premiere - Wednesday, May 31
rFUTURE 2023 will premiere on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 on YouTube!
rFUTURE is a sustainability, leadership and empowerment program.
NYC Public High School Students are asked: What is the single, greatest challenge to creating a sustainable existence in their community?
They use music and video to share their observations and solutions:
Students partner with professional musician mentors. Together they write an original song about sustainability.
Other students, studying videography at DOE’s Theatre Arts Production Company School (TAPCo) in the Bronx, film the whole process. Then, they create a documentary-style film.
This annual program is a collaboration with CGGM, Inc. and TAPCo.
Climate Education in PlaNYC
For the first time, climate education is in NYC’s strategic climate plan!
Alongside reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our school buildings, PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done formalizes climate education and green workforce training goals.
Key commitments include:
Integration of climate education across all subject and grade areas
Establishing a school certification program for climate education
A Climate Action Day in all public schools in the 2023-24 school year
NYC Public Schools are also expanding green workforce education, with a focus on climate sustainability, resilience, and the green economy.
We owe our Climate Education Leadership Team gratitude - this group of educators directly contributed to these goals!
We could not do it without our partner organizations, and our partnerships within DOE and other City agencies!
Access the full PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done, and check PDF pages 59-60 and 64 for climate education commitments.
Congratulations, Circularity Champions!
In partnership with Barnard College, we awarded seven school-based based Circularity Champions (students, educators, and custodial staff) who’ve epitomized circularity by reducing food waste, hosting material swaps, upcycling, and more!
Bianca Bibiloni, Teacher at Q014
Christopher Grullon and Victor Gelpi, Students at M362
Alfred McCoy, OFNS Heavy Duty staffer at X131
Samantha Nguyen, ENL Teacher at K516
Orlean Sorio & Paula Lucas, Secretary & Special Education Teacher at X811