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A Call to Duty
As an environmental educator, I teach about our interdependent connection to our built and natural environments. When we care for the places we live, it communicates our shared values, increases mutual and self-respect, rebuilds human capital, and stronger communities!
As a child, growing up and learning about our world, I often wondered how ecological devastation took place with so many adults in charge, seemingly doing nothing. It was a topic that stayed with me and fueled the direction of my life. Children shouldn’t feel hopeless about the condition of the world.
As a young adult and concerned citizen, I began volunteering with eco-focused community education organizations. Now, some 20 odd years later, I’ve taught and managed programs for many of those wonderful organizations to bring educational experiences to new curious minds who wonder about the world and their place in it.
Special Thanks to my friends from NYC Department of Education, The New York Botanical Garden, Sustainable South Bronx, the Greystone Foundation, Hudson River Clearwater, CityParks Foundation, the Bronx River Alliance, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, to name a few.
-I’m a registered NYC MBE/MWBE,
-Registered Dept. of Education Business Vendor,
-and a nerd for stormwater management and green infrastructure!
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
|Horticulture Landscaping Wetland Restoration||Trees NY Citizen Pruner|
|Live Roof Installation and Maintenance||NYBG Master Composter|
|Rain Garden/ Bioswale Installation and Maintenance||Energy Efficiency Technician I|
|GPro Certified Pervious Concrete Technician||DEC Pesticide 3A Technician|
|First Aid, Adult and Child CPR||10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety, 24 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER & Confined Space|
|WMBE Certified: FMS Vendor # VC00135544||Department of Education Vendor|
|MS Childhood Education, Grades 1 – 6 with Students with Disabilities, Dual Certification||K-12 NYS Agriculture Certification|
|BA Journalism/Media||MPA Public Administration – Non Profit Management|
We partner with educators, gardeners and green contractors, artists, advocates, and agents of environmental justice and change.