Kiwi Energy, a retail energy provider of electricity and gas supply services for New York State has partnered with The City Parks Foundation, the only independent non-profit organization that offers programs in parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The partnership promotes sustainability and the environmental education programs the City Parks Foundation offers to the many communities across New York City. It emphasizes the importance of further development in environmental education for future generations of New Yorkers.
Founded in 1989, The City Parks Foundation is one of the oldest and largest City Parks organizations in the country, offering a broad range of free arts, sports and education programs. Their mission is to invigorate and transform city parks into vibrant centers of urban life for all New Yorkers to enjoy. City Parks Education, connects teachers, students and families by turning parks, schools and recreation centers into hands-on classrooms for learning. Through their educational programs, students and community members can learn about New York City’s complex ecosystem, urban ecology and how to make the environment healthier for the benefit of all living things.
City Parks Foundation’s Coastal Classroom is a great example of hands-on learning. The program’s basis is around teaching New Yorkers about waterways, the species that live in them and the role humans play in these delicate ecosystems. This program also lets students “get their feet wet” in some of New York’s coastal hot spots while studying New York City’s dynamic, aquatic ecosystem. Students get the opportunity to delve into New York’s waterfront and explore the world beneath the waves.
Kiwi Energy’s partnership with the City Parks Foundation shows its ongoing effort to support organizations that align with its own values of environmental accountability and sustainability. The City Parks Education programs serve as a great learning opportunity for students and communities to develop their environmental education and awareness of urban ecology in New York City.
“Kiwi Energy is pleased to partner with the City Parks Foundation and provide support towards Coastal Classrooms. City Parks Education’s Coastal Classroom is a unique opportunity for students and provides a foundation for environmental education and awareness. Kiwi Energy is proud to support this initiative.” Says Richard Booth, President of Retail Operations, Kiwi Energy
About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives – located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City – reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.