MillionTreesNYC, in partnership with Recyclebank and leading environmental educators, is proud to present the Green Points Challenge for NYC schools. The Green Points Challenge is an online recognition and rewards program to encourage NYC schools to learn about the benefits of trees and actively participate in the MillionTreesNYC (MTNYC) initiative.
Through the Green Points Challenge, NYC teachers and classrooms can earn Recyclebank Points by:
- Participating in environmental education programs
- Planting a tree
- Adopting a tree
- Taking a MTNYC quiz
- Signing up for the MTNYC newsletter
- Integrating free tree-themed curricula into lessons
Presenting the winners of the Green Points Challenge for the Spring 2012 semester:
GRAND PRIZE: Christine W., P.S. 166, Queens. Swindler Cove Park campout.
FIRST PRIZE: Usha, K., PS 160, Queens. Afternoon of games with The Boost Mobile New York Knicks Groove Truck.
SECOND PRIZE: Veronica, K-J., Brooklyn Job Corps Academy, Brooklyn..Brand name backpacks for classroom.
THIRD PRIZE: Christina, A., Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship, Manhattan. Class trip to a Garden Exploration Tour at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Congratulations to the four winning classrooms! Thank you to all the contestants who participated in the Green Points Challenge in the Spring 2012 semester.
Thanks to our spring semester 2012 prize donors, New York Knicks, New York Restoration Project and Brooklyn Botanic Garden for their participation and generous contributions.
Please feel free to contact the MillionTreesNYC Education Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to the active involvement of all NYC teachers and classrooms in the Green Points Challenge spring 2012 semester!
Christine W.'s class from P.S. 166, grand prize winners at Swindler Cove Park.
Exploring gardens at Swindler Cove Park.
Visiting the garlic plot at Swindler Cove Park.
Taking a close look at the plant diversity of Swindler Cove garden.
Usha K.'s class from PS 160, first prize winners with the New York Knicks Groove Truck.
Celebrating with the New York Knicks Groove Truck.
Scoring a basket with the Groove Truck!
Veronica K-J.'s group from Brooklyn Job Corps Academy, second prize winners receive backpacks.
Christina A.'s class from the Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship, third prize winners at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Learning about the herb garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Learning to plant basil at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.