Assemblywoman Galef Discusses Sustainability and Green School Curriculums on "Dear Sandy"

September 8, 2009

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services Dr. Marla Gardner and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Consultant Mirla Morrison on her television program "Dear Sandy." They discuss the BOCES Education for Sustainability Project that Gardner and Morrison developed, as well as the advantages of teaching children about the environment and sustainability and creating green curriculums.

The Education for Sustainability Project began last year for middle school students in grades six through eight, and this year it will expand into elementary schools for third, fourth and fifth graders. The successful program introduces children in Putnam and Northern Westchester to environmentalism, and how they can improve their lives and communities through sustainable living. Galef, Gardner and Morrison also talk about the role that learning about government and legislation can play in protecting the environment.

"I applaud the efforts of the BOCES Education for Sustainability Project," said Galef. "Our school children are the future of New York State, and it will someday be their job to protect our wonderful natural resources. It is in their best interests that we integrate sustainability into curriculums across our community, so that New York and the Hudson River Valley will maintain a clean and healthy environment for years to come," she concluded.

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

"Dear Sandy" airs as follows:

Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15 - Fridays at 9:00 pm
Wappingers Falls Channel 21- Fridays at 8:00 pm
Yorktown Channel 74 - Fridays at 7:30 pm
"BOCES Sustainability Project" airs on September 11, 18, 25 & October 2

Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8 - Fridays at 7:30 pm

"BOCES Sustainability Project" airs on October 2, 9 & 16

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