BDCA E2RC Update!

Architectural Drafting Students at Bronx Design & Construction Academy kick started our Energy Environment Research Center project by surveying the construction site today! Here’s our timeline for the project:

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Winner! Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators!

Every year the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognize outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators to nationally honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms & teaching methods.

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Divvy Power Project Funded!

DivvySolar, a solar photovoltaic crowd funding platform, recently helped us fundraise to turn our pilot study into a full scale study to further prove that solar panels and green roofs can co-exist on the same roof and actually perform better together! Thanks for everyone’s support!

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Eagle Slope Solar Farm

Check out this cool Divvy Project, helping Eagle Slope Solar Farm in the South Bronx go solar! http://divvysolar.com/projects/eagle-slope-solar-farm/

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Daily News Article!

Bronx school beats out deep field to snag international award!

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Bx 12 Story!

Bronx 12 did a story on Zayed Future Energy Prize and goal to build an Energy-Environment Research Center! Check it out here:
http://bronx.news12.com/news/bronx-design-and-construction-academy-in-melrose-wins-100-000-zyed-future-energy-prize-1.6893107

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Green Roof Curriculum Guide!

X552 (Bronx Design & Construction Academy), PS41 (Greenwich School) and MS442 (New Horizons) have teamed up! All three schools actively use green roofs into their curriculum; we represent an elementary school, middle school and high school. Our goal? To create a K-12 Green Roof Curriculum Guide!

We want to create a Guide that offers lessons connecting green roofs with NYC Education, Common Core, and STEM Standards. We just need funding to make this happen!

Watch our video and consider supporting us at Indiegogo!

Thanks!

Nathaniel Thayer Wight
Bronx Design & Construction Academy
www.bxdca.org | www.MrWight.wordpress.com

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