Urban Sustainability and Community Service

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for our project is to be an exemplar of stewardship for our local community. The RECO Club's (Randolph Community Organization) mission is to promote urban sustainability and beautify our community by making it more green and clean for all (including all life) to enjoy!

Our Plan

The RECO club is a student green-club that volunteers to clean up waste from our natural areas as well as greening parts of the city in collaboration with NYC Parks Department by planting trees or working on park clean-up. The club is also affiliated with NYC's Office of Sustainability's Zero Waste Schools. We have a campaign to rescue some trash found within our school to make art projects from it (bracelets out of plastic bags, sculptures out of bottles, etc.) as well as push-in into classrooms to proactively teach other students on how to properly recycle. The RECO Club also takes trips to natural areas or facilities where innovation is taking place so that our urban youth can experience 'nature' or what people are doing around the city to promote sustainability.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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