During the past month or two, Green City Challenge has been very busy!

On Thursday, April 21 we participated in an Earth Day celebration at Baruch College.  Erik Nevala-Lee and Les Judd presented three of our iconic, fun and interactive games.  They were Recycle It, What’s the Watts, and Build it Green.  Students enjoyed playing the games and learning about waste prevention, energy conservation and green building.  Green City Challenge co-hosted the event with the Baruch College Eco-Club, the Student Life Organization, and other student organizations.  Green City Challenge sold raffle tickets and awarded several raffle prizes including a free bike rental from Central Park Bike Tours, free admission to Wave Hill, a discount coupon for Green Apple Cleaners, and other items.

On Sunday, April 24 Green City Challenge co-hosted a screening of the new film Love Thy Nature at the Village Cinema on East 12th Street.  We met the Director Sylvie Rokab and saw a very moving and inspirational film!

Les Judd and his wife Pamela attended the International Young Environmentalist Youth Summit on Saturday, May 14 at the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers sponsored by Greening Forward.  We met students, parents and teachers from Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as from New York.  It was very exciting to meet young environmental leaders who are taking the environmental movement into the future with new and innovative ideas and energy.

What’s next for Green City Challenge?

Mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Raymour & Flanigan, 1961 Broadway at West 66th Street.  We will have good food, raffle prizes, and lots of fun!

The tentative date for Eco-Carnival 2016 is Sunday, October 16 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden in the East Village.  Plan to bring your family and friends and enjoy playing our fun and interactive games that teach New Yorkers about sustainability.  We are hoping to have the New York Mandolin Ensemble play a concert in the garden on the same day to provide beautiful music for us!

We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help us make Green City Challenge the best it can be.  If you are interested in volunteering for Green City Challenge, please send your resume to Les@greencitychallenge.org or call 718-530-5074.

If you would like to make a donation to Green City Challenge, please go to our website at www.greencitychallenge.org and click on the donate button or just send a check made payable to Green City Challenge and send it to us at 474 West 238th Street, #6i, Bronx, NY 10463.