Today is Earth Day! The first Earth Day was 49 years ago in 1970.

Green City Challenge celebrated Earth Day twice last week by bringing our games to two schools in Manhattan. On Tuesday, April 16 we were at PS 185 and presented the games to 4th and 5th graders. On Thursday, April 18 we were at MS 258 and presented the games to 6th graders. Thank you Erik, Lee, Pam, Kevin, Azze and Shivani for your help! Thank you also to Cara Lynn Sclafani and Lauren Maddock for inviting us to their schools!

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day? Are you going to avoid meat today? Are you going to avoid driving your car today? Are you going to plant a tree? There are many things we can do on Earth Day and every day to help the environment. What will you do?

Green City Challenge has created six fun, educational, hands-on games that teach kids about sustainability. We bring these games into New York City public schools for a classroom activity, an assembly program, or an after school program. This year, we are reaching out to Middle Schools in the Bronx and Manhattan. If you know a teacher, parent, or administrator who is affiliated with a Middle School in the Bronx or Manhattan, please have them contact us!

If you would like to support our work, please consider making a donation to Green City Challenge. We are always looking for new board members and volunteers to help us grow. To find out more about volunteering with Green City Challenge, please send an e-mail to or call 718-530-5074.