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April 2023

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Partners with NY Sun Works to Bring Climate Education to Coney Island Schools

Brooklyn students at select schools will be seeing a lot more green on their campuses, as one congressman joined kids at a Coney Island school to present funds for teaching students about urban farming and planting. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was at Rachel Carson High School to present $500,000 in federal money to New York Sun Works, the organization providing the hydroponic farms to the schools.  

March 2023

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Visits NY Sun Works Hydroponic Classroom, Sees Opportunities for Students

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made the rounds in New York City on Tuesday, touting investments for teachers and students, as schools get ready for the upcoming academic year. He toured schools in Queens and Brooklyn alongside Congress members Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez.

February 2023

Brooklyn and Queens Schools Get STEM and Sustainability Curriculum Thanks to Rep. Nydia Velázquez

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez recently presented a check worth $800,000 in funding to NY Sun Works — a New York-based nonprofit that delivers science and sustainability education through urban farming to K-12 students — to provide schools in Brooklyn and Queens with hydroponic farm technology to enhance each school’s science curriculum.

July 2024

EPA: NY Sun Works Receives $100,000 to Support Environmental Education

June 2024

Queens Chronicle: In School, Students Learn From Futuristic Greens and Machines

May 2024

Harlem World: 1,000 NYC Students And Teachers Attend 13th Annual Discovering Sustainability Science Youth Conference

May 2024

NY Hispano: Estudiantes y Maestros en la Conferencia de Sostenibilidad de NY Sun Works

April 2024

Queens Chronicle: BP Richards Pushes for Hydroponics Labs

April 2024

Daily Eagle: Borough President Set to Announce $2.3 Million for Hydroponics Labs in Queens

April 2024

QNS: Richmond Hill High School Launches Hydroponic Classroom and Cultivates Sustainability Education

April 2024

CBS News: NY Sun Works Helps Communities Across New York City Study Climate Change

March 2024

News12: Students Present Hydroponic Research Projects at the Annual Bronx STEAM Expo

March 2024

News12: Williamsburg School Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Hands-On Climate Education

February 2024

NY1: Estudiantes en Escuela en Harlem Siembran Plantas y Estudian Ciencia – Utilizando Agua en Lugar de Tierra

En el mes de febrero, estudiantes de la escuela PS123 Mahalia Jackson en Harlem, emocionados, dieron inicio a lo que sería la apertura de su laboratorio hidropónico.

February 2024

QGazette: LaGuardia Community College, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, and NY Sun Works Celebrate Hydroponic Classroom

LaGuardia CC, in collaboration with Congresswoman Velázquez and NY Sun Works, has opened a new Hydroponic Classroom.

February 2024

Asharq Al-Awsat: Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future

The perception of the environment has expanded in recent decades from fighting pollution to the management of natural resources. The increase in the world’s population from 1.5 billion at the beginning of the twentieth century to over eight billion today, together with a major shift in production and consumption patterns, has led to a doubling of the demand on resources. This requires proper and balanced management, coupled with fair distribution of natural resources, to ensure that these billions of people obtain their basic needs.

November 2023

VFD: Village Academy in Far Rockaway Opens New Hydroponic and Aquaponic Greenhouse

NY Sun Works in partnership with Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. today announced the opening of a new greenhouse and hydroponic farm classroom at Village Academy in Far Rockaway, Queens. The ribbon-cutting celebration unveiled a classroom with aquaponic and hydroponic technologies to complement the school’s sustainability science curriculum provided by the nonprofit.

November 2023

VFD: NY Sun Works Awarded CIV:LAB Grant to Support Climate Education and Workforce Development

New York Sun Works has been awarded its first climate grant from CIV:LAB to support climate education and the science of sustainability programming at the organization's existing partner schools across the boroughs. It will also support the expansion of the organization's urban agriculture workforce development program at two high schools for students interested in climate-focused careers.


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