22 Dec '15, 10pm

#ChangemakersUSGBC closes season w/ @GreenBXmachine Captain, Stephen Ritz: changing lives in #greenschools movement

When we launched [email protected], our goal was to go beyond the buildings and spotlight ordinary individuals making an extraordinary difference in sustainability. As we approach the new year, we’re ending the season with a changemaker who epitomizes what this show is all about. Stephen Ritz is a public school science teacher in the poorest congressional district in America. Born and raised in the Bronx, he fundamentally believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. Stephen has taken the farm into the classroom, teaching his students how to grow, cook and eat healthy food and to make green graffiti—that is, edible walls and green roofs. What does any of that have to do with school? Daily attendance has gone from 40 percent to 93 percent, and in the process, students are learning reading, writing, science, math and...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changemakersusgbc-episode-6...

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