“The solutions of tomorrow are not stashed behind the walls of bureaucracy or political halls. They are in the minds of engineers, designers, innovators, researchers, environmentalists, geographers and other spirited individuals. ”
Stuart Barea, 18
On January 24, 2019, CELF will host a speaker salon in celebration of 15 years of providing environmental literacy and sustainability programs for K-12 schools. The event will highlight CELF’s mission to ensure education for sustainability is an integral part of curricula and culture necessary to prepare current and future students as active and responsible citizens of a sustainable world.
The salon topic, "Promoting Healthy Environments for Children: CELF is Needed Now More than Ever" will be addressed by keynote speaker Dr. Maida Galvez, pediatrician and Director for Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Mount Sinai NYS Children’s Environmental Health Center, along with one of many NYC K-12 teachers who have participated in CELF’s programs.
The speaker salon will be held on January 24, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm at The Astor House in New York City. For more information, please contact Maureen Brady Atinsky.
Creative, dedicated teachers are CELF's inspiration. When we work with schools to integrate environmental literacy across the curriculum, we see some amazing outcomes. We'd love to hear from YOU how CELF programs have been integrated into your classrooms and the change you’ve seen in your students as a result.
"CELF Stories from the Field" is an invitation to share your CELF stories. We’d love to hear about how CELF has impacted your classroom and/or school. Have your students started clubs? Are they involved in school or community sustainability projects? How has your own practice changed as a result of place/project-based instruction? Share how Education for Sustainability has made an impact, a quote to include in an email newsletter or a longer story that we can share on our newsletter/blog. We want to hear it all and share with our growing community of EfS educators!
Read the inaugural edition of CELF Stories from the Field, "How Do We Tell the Children? Efficacy, Engagement and Resilience", authored by Maggie Favretti.
Click here to read the NYSP2I 2019 Community Grant press release.
Click here to read "Restart YourCELF: Back to School 2018", CELF's latest newsletter!
2018 CELF Program Update Spring 2018.pdf
A collaboration between CELF's Student Ambassadors and Pace University, the Walk will raise awareness of the global water crisis and raise funds to provide LifeStraw® Community filters to schools in need.
Join us as we simulate the trek that many women and girls around the world make each day to collect water. With just a little bit of time and energy, you can provide more people around the world access to safe drinking water and make a difference!
Raised $3,175 which provided 9 Community Life Straws to be donated!
Read about the event here.
NYC middle school students and teachers shared AirBeam data and pollution prevention plans developed as a result of their findings. Each participating school presented their Air Quality Citizen Science projects as connected to environmental health impacts and local NYC communities. See video message from grantor, NYSP2I.
Director, NYSP2I Chuck Ruffing Congratulates CELF, Project Partners, Teachers & Students
Patti Bressman Interview
Founding Member SAM Sara Hwong
Sara Hwong Interview
Interview with SAMs president, Karina Frank
Karina Franke Interview
Interview with PS 110 Principal Anna Cano Amato, participant at CELF’s Summer Institute in Greenpoint
Cano Amato Interview
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, NOV. 2015
Recordonline.com, Oct. 2015
CSR Wire,Sept. 2015
"Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation Announces Commitment to Action for Clinton Global Initiative", PRWed, October 12, 2012
"NYC Public Schools to Integrate Sustainability Themes into Lesson Plans", PRWeb, June 29, 2012
"Green Festival Inspires 25,000 in NYC" Examiner.com, April 24, 2012
"Waste Not, Want Not, Pleasantville Sixth-Graders Learn"The Examiner, December 2011
"NYLCV Honors CELF for its Leadership and Committment To Sustainability Education in Westchester County" Green Living Guy, May 2011
"2010 CELF Summer Institute: Education for Sustainability" YouTube, November 2010
"Manhattan Country School students learn about their eco-footprint" MCS YouTube, November 2010
Steve Frantz, American Association of School Administrators, August 2010, Number 7, Vol. 67