GrowNYC supports efforts to create green and sustainable environments within New York City. It was founded in 1970, in the spirit of the very first Earth Day.
This organization runs a network of farmers’ markets, promotes recycling initiatives, advocates the creation of more green spaces, and supports educational programs. GrowNYC has so far built over 125 new gardens for communities and schools in New York City, since the inception of the Green Space program in 1975.
GrowNYC supports Zero Waste Programs subsidized by the NYC Department of Sanitation, by spreading information and setting up events on recycling items and composting food scraps. They train NYCHA residents to become community recycling experts known as “Environmental Ambassadors.”