Environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1949) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.

Different types of environmental stewards

There are 3 types of environmental stewards: doers, donors, and practitioners. Doers go out and help the cause by taking action. For example, the doers in an oil spill would be the volunteers that go along the beach and help clean up the oil from the beaches. A donor is the person that financially helps the cause. They can do anything from donating their money, to having galas or other fundraisers. They are typically governmental agencies. Lastly there are practitioners. They work on a day-to-day basis to steer governmental agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups, or any other group toward a stewardship outcome. Together these 3 groups make up environmental stewards and with the help keep the ecosystem running healthily. Anybody can be an environmental steward by being aware and knowledgeable of the world around them and making sure they do as little as possible to negatively impact our world. Without these groups it would be hard to get any sort of sustainability in our increasingly technology, pollution, industrial based world.

HOW

We build farms in New York City! Through our hard work and your generous support, Adopt-A-Farmbox donates farm boxes made from 100% recycled materials to local schools and community organizations that will spur urban farming projects across New York City.

Along with our farm boxes, schools and organizations will have the essential resources needed to implement a hands-on educational program on food, nutrition, health, and the environment. We provide everything needed to create and sustain an Adopt-a-Farmbox project:

  • Farm boxes
  • Organic soil
  • Organic Seeds
  • Consultation on seed placement optimization, soil composition, vegetable & fruit varieties
  • Plan layouts
  • Educational program integration including nutrition & cooking classes
  • Standard based curriculum for schools

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

Ecology Center

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David Suzuki Foundation

Cornwall Alliance

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