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Newswise: Press release by the Association for Vertical Farming, Munich Germany April 18th, 2022
Released: 21-Apr-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Press release by the Association for Vertical Farming, Munich Germany April 18th, 2022
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The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is pleased to announce our partnership with our new advisory board member, Stephen Ritz, and his non-profit, Green Bronx Machine.

Newswise: Mediterranean Diet: Lifestyle for a Sustainable Future
Released: 13-Apr-2022 8:40 AM EDT
Mediterranean Diet: Lifestyle for a Sustainable Future
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On Monday, April 11th - Pollica, UNESCO Mediterranean Diet Emblematic Communities delegation gifts seeds of the Mediterranean Diet for Green Bronx Machine school garden in partnership with New York City Mayor's office.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Wins Six Gold Anthem Awards
Released: 28-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
Green Bronx Machine Wins Six Gold Anthem Awards
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Green Bronx Machine announced today that it has been named Best Brand Campaign, Best Non-Profit Campaign, Best Special Project, Best Local Community Engagement, Best Community Outreach, and Best Innovation in Education, Art, & Culture in the Inaugural Anthem Awards.

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Released: 15-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
Green Bronx Machine and Quest Diagnostics Foundation Team Up to Expand Acclaimed Indoor Gardening Curriculum to Inspire Healthier Students
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Foundation grant will help NYC-based nonprofit expand reach to 15,000 underserved students in three states.

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Released: 20-Jan-2022 11:30 AM EST
Eric Adams interviewed by Stephen Ritz
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The newly sworn-in Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, is interviewed by Stephen Ritz in 2020 while he was Brooklyn Borough President. They talk in depth about his career, health, wellness, school food, and his visit to Green Bronx Machine to cook with students.

Newswise: Stepping Stones, Inc. And Green Bronx Machine Founder Celebrate Expansion of West Virginia Foster Youth Tiny Home Village
Released: 16-Dec-2021 4:55 PM EST
Stepping Stones, Inc. And Green Bronx Machine Founder Celebrate Expansion of West Virginia Foster Youth Tiny Home Village
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Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz joined with Stepping Stones, Inc. and its Youth Transitions Project (YTP) leaders to mark the growing tiny-home village with two soon-to-be completed additional homes and the framing out of a third. Stepping Stones is the revolutionary foster care facility in the heart of Appalachia.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine’s Lizette Ritz Named to City & State Magazine’s 2021 Responsible 100 List
Released: 14-Dec-2021 4:05 PM EST
Green Bronx Machine’s Lizette Ritz Named to City & State Magazine’s 2021 Responsible 100 List
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Green Bronx Machine Executive Director Lizette Ritz was recognized today by City & State Magazine as one of New York’s Responsible 100 in its 2021 annual list published in this week’s issue. Ritz and the other honorees – leaders in business, government, nonprofits and advocacy – exemplify the optimism and idealism that make New York a national leader.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Partners with Danone North America to Present First Ever Food for Good Community Event
Released: 9-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
Green Bronx Machine Partners with Danone North America to Present First Ever Food for Good Community Event
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Green Bronx Machine is partnering with Danone North America to present the first ever Food for Good Community Event at Community School 55 in Claremont Village, Bronx, NY.

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Released: 8-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
Green Bronx Machine Named 2021 Classy Award Winner
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In recognition of its impact on urban agriculture, education, food insecurity and access to healthy foods, Green Bronx Machine has been honored with a 2021 Classy Award for Social Innovation.

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Released: 15-Sep-2021 3:25 PM EDT
In Powerful Testimony to U.S. Congress, Green Bronx Machine’s Stephen Ritz Calls for an End to Hunger in American Schools
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In powerful testimony to members of the United States Congress today, Stephen Ritz, acclaimed teacher, founder of Green Bronx Machine and best-selling author of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools, made the case for public schools’ role in ending hunger and improving health and nutrition in America.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine's Stephen Ritz to Testify Before the U.S. Congress About Ending Hunger in America
Released: 14-Sep-2021 5:30 PM EDT
Green Bronx Machine's Stephen Ritz to Testify Before the U.S. Congress About Ending Hunger in America
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Stephen Ritz, acclaimed teacher, founder of Green Bronx Machine and best-selling author of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools, has been invited by United States Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, to testify before Congress on the role of schools in ending hunger and improving nutrition. Ritz will testify on Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. His testimony can be viewed live at: https://youtu.be/AoB13ifdO6I.

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Released: 8-Sep-2021 6:00 AM EDT
In News12 The Bronx Blog, Green Bronx Machine's Stephen Ritz Weighs in on Back-to-School
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As New York City public schools prepare to welcome back students next week, Green Bronx Machine founder, urban farmer and educator Stephen Ritz recently shared his thoughts about the return to the classroom in these unprecedented times in a new blog published on New 12 The Bronx’s web site.

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Released: 30-Aug-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Stephen Ritz and Stepping Stones, Inc. Cut Ribbon on First Tiny Home for West Virginia Foster Youth
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Stepping Stones, Inc., the revolutionary foster care facility in the heart of Appalachia, reached a major milestone in its Youth Transition Project (YTP) when it officially opened its first tiny home and welcomed its first resident on Friday. Longtime supporter and urban farmer Stephen Ritz, a life-long educator, author of “The Power of a Plant” and founder of New York-based Green Bronx Machine, was on hand to celebrate and cut the ribbon on this first of eight tiny homes that are fully funded and under construction.

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Released: 22-Jul-2021 6:00 AM EDT
UAE’s “Green Sheikh” Visits Green Bronx Machine, Gotham Greens and CS55
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Green Bronx Machine founder Stephen Ritz and his students welcomed yesterday His Royal Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, to their classroom at the National Health and Wellness Learning Center (NHWLC) at CS 55 in the Bronx.

Newswise: No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
Released: 16-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
No “Vacation” for Green Bronx Machine This Summer
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For Green Bronx Machine, summer vacation is growing season – for plants, people and the organization itself. GBM spends June, July and August tending multiple community gardens and running asummer camp, as well as tackling food insecurity and promoting sustainable food systems with national and international leaders, and preparing for the return of in-person student learning this fall and all of the issues that will entail.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Names Three Powerhouse Players to Its National Board of Directors
Released: 21-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Names Three Powerhouse Players to Its National Board of Directors
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Linda Femling, Director of Food Programs at Google in the Americas, Ana Cristina Garcia, Director of Government and Community Affairs at NewYork-Presbyterian, and Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., have been named the newest board members of Green Bronx Machine (GBM), the innovative national education nonprofit that effectively uses urban agriculture to transform teaching, learning and workforce development to boost student academic, health and career outcomes in underserved communities.

Newswise: Bronx Educator Named National Life Group
Released: 9-Jun-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Bronx Educator Named National Life Group "LifeChanger of the Year" Award Winner
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Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine and the National Health, Wellness, and Learning Center at CS 55, has been selected as a 2020-21 national LifeChanger of the Year award winner.

Newswise: In quest to end hunger, Green Bronx Machine welcomes U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern to CS55
Released: 8-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT
In quest to end hunger, Green Bronx Machine welcomes U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern to CS55
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United States Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Green Bronx Machine and its founder Stephen Ritz at its headquarters yesterday at the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55 in the Bronx.

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Released: 28-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine’s Let’s Learn with Mister Ritz to Premiere on Bronxnet on June 1
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Green Bronx Machine announced today a new partnership with BronxNet, a public affairs television station addressing the concerns, interests and cultures of the people of the Bronx, to bring episodes of Let’s Learn with Mister Ritz to its viewers starting on Tuesday, June 1.

Newswise: Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
Released: 6-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz Wins 2021 CEA Disruptor Award
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Green Bronx Machine congratulates its founder Stephen Ritz who has received the 2021 Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Disruptor Award for the organization’s work during the pandemic.

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Released: 29-Apr-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Where in the World Are Green Bronx Machine and Stephen Ritz? April and May 2021 Sightings
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From creating and starring in segments for public television’s Let’s Learn children’s series to celebrating National Nutrition Month and Earth Day to preparing for outdoor growing season at its various urban farms, one thing is for sure: Green Bronx Machine (GBM) and its founder Stephen Ritz have been and will be extra busy tending to their communities, people and gardens.

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Released: 5-Apr-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Stephen Ritz Brings His Award-Winning Green Bronx Machine Classroom to Public Television’s “Let’s Learn”
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This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a cast of newly-created characters – to public television’s “Let’s Learn” series.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Catching Up with Green Bronx Machine and Stephen Ritz in March and April 2021
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Attention all Green Bronx Machine fans! Even though growing season is still around the corner, our founder Stephen Ritz and other GBM leaders are literally “zooming” around the world, planting the seeds for better education and health outcomes. From the Middle East and Austin, Texas, to New York City and far-flung places in between, their mission is to educate everyone about the power of a plant to help young people achieve academic and personal success, improve community health and wellness, and address economic and food justice.


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