New York City 2015 Community Award Winners

The Judges

SAUNDRA THOMAS - Vice President of Community Affairs, WABC-TV

ROBERT RICHARDSON - Director of Promotions – iHeart Media (Z100, Q104.03 & WOR 710)

TINA WOODS - Publisher & Owner – Natural Awakenings Magazine NYC

1st Place: Cafeteria Culture

Thanks to the public's online votes and our attendees' votes, Cafeteria Culture received a $5,000 grant from Green Festival Expo to expand their efforts on helping cafeterias become a zero waste environment! Cafeteria Culture (CafCu), founded as Styrofoam Out of Schools, is working creatively and collaboratively to achieve zero-waste school cafeterias. Cafeteria CultureCafeteria Culture's "SORT2saveKIT" is a free multimedia resource for 1.1 million NYC students using engaging videos and curriculum to empower students as Cafeteria Rangers and leaders. Read more about this great organization and how you can help here.

Congratulations to our New York City Finalists!

The Hell's Kitchen Farm Project, a Manhattan rooftop farm, addresses food insecurity by producing 400 pounds of produce annually for a local food pantry serving 700 people... Read More.

The Birds Nest Foundation's "The Ground Up Campaign" is a bold, nationwide movement to place indoor academic gardens in public schools. The gardens will allow students to grow plants and vegetables in the classroom and learn about the importance of natural high nutrient food..Read More.

Peace Boat US is an international non-profit NGO that works to promote peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment through educational programs on global voyages...Read More.

Earth Day Initiative, New York's public advocacy campaign will equip young people in New York with knowledge and advocacy tools to call on companies to eliminate packaging waste. We are a 25-year-old organization that began organizing Earth Day events in the city in 1990... Read More.