OSSINING, N.Y. -- Something Good in the World, an Ossining-based organization advocating for sustainability education, has been selected to represent Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program at this year’s United Nations International Day of Peace event on Sept.16 in New York City.
In April, SGITW received a grant from the Roots & Shoots program to enhance their bee sanctuary -- comprised of an apiary and a bee friendly garden -- which is an important part of the organization’s award-winning Children’s Peaceful Garden project.
As part of their partnership, SGITW was selected to represent Goodall’s world-renowned community action and learning program at the International Day of Peace at the United Nations.
The event is celebrated around the world as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples.
“Our Children’s Peaceful Garden aligns perfectly with the Roots & Shoots ideal of a youth-led grassroots project”, said Barbara Sarbin, SGITW’s educational director. “It’s also a beautiful, living, breathing example of the United Nation’s theme of peace and sustainability. We’re honored to be selected to represent such an amazing organization and to share our vision for a more peaceful and sustainable world on a global stage.”
Sarbin will bring a contingent of young environmentalists to the event. All have helped design, plant, cultivate, and grow SGITW’s Children’s Peaceful Gardens in multiple locations.
Because the project is intentionally small-scale and hands-on, Sarbin hopes gardens like theirs will be replicated in woodlands, backyards, and schoolyards, all around the world.
SGITW offers programs for children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, with a focus on environmental education. Immersive, small-batch learning experiences are designed to develop a sense of care for the earth and the skills to live sustainable lives. SGITW celebrates nature as the ultimate “classroom” and welcomes all community members to become earth stewards.
For information, contact at 914-217-9249 or visit www.somethinggoodintheworld.org .