Mission & Vision
SunWorks is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. Through our Greenhouse Project Initiative we use hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability.
We envision a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges.
Our goal is to build 100 greenhouse project labs by 2020. Click here to learn how we’re growing.
In 2007 New York Sun Works created the Science Barge; a floating, sustainable urban farm located on the Hudson River. It was the first demonstration of a high-yield, commercial-grade urban food production facility which was powered by wind and solar energy, heated with vegetable oil, and irrigated by rainwater.
The Sun Works Greenhouse Project Initiative is based on The Science Barge model and uses hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers in about the science of sustainability. The pilot Greenhouse Project Lab at PS 333 on Manhattan’s UWS opened in the fall of 2010 and functions as a hands-on classroom for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade with an integrated environmental science curriculum. The facility also serves as a teacher training center.
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