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Big news from SSBx

The HOPE Program (HOPE), a workforce development organization providing training, jobs and career advancement to New York City residents, and Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), also a workforce nonprofit, have announced a formal strategic partnership strongly supported by both organizations’ Boards of Directors. The Bronx and Brooklyn – where SSBx and HOPE are based – are the boroughs…


Students aim to determine what’s in the air

AirCasting students are starting to reveal a pattern in Hunts Point, where SSBx has been working with five local high-school groups and our own BEST academy students to determine the location of pockets of poor air quality on the peninsula.  Plagued by a number of important, yet polluting, industries, Hunts Point has fallen under the…


In memoriam: Annette Williams

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that our Deputy Director, Annette Williams, passed away this past weekend. Annette was the heart and soul of Sustainable South Bronx, and her work over the past 11 years has had an enduring impact on the lives of thousands of people and has helped make…


New offices for SSBx!

We now have two locations — one in Morris Heights and one at the Business Outreach Center Network’s Bronx Business Incubator on the BankNote building’s 2nd floor.


What’s in the air? Particulate Matter Mapping on the Hunts Point Hustle

2014 Hunts Point Hustle: Air Quality Sampling on 09/27/14   We had a great time watching participants run, trot, and walk through Hunts Point in what has become one of the most exciting community events in the neighborhood.  As a new addition this year, we took the opportunity to showcase our new air quality project…


NYC ºCoolRoofs 2014

We are proud to announce that the NYC Department of Buildings has selected our organization to be the Program Administrator for this year’s NYC CoolRoofs Program. In addition to working with the Department of Buildings, SSBx is collaborating with NYC Service and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency to promote and facilitate the cooling of New York City’s rooftops.

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SmartRoofs In Action

SmartRoofs social enterprise continues to employ BEST Academy graduates to complete environmental projects throughout the city. These projects not only make the city greener, they enable our graduates to obtain experience and earn income as they begin their search for full-time employment. In the last 12 months, BEST graduates have earned over $200,000 in income…

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Highbridge CDC Recycling

This week, we introduced the tenants at Highbridge CDC to the building’s new recycling system! We led an orientation to participating residents who were interested in learning more about how to recycle in their building. Check out the following photos highlighting the new recycling bins and the tenant orientation! Special thanks to New York City Department…


Celebrate Hunts Point! Earth Day

We’d like to extend a big thank you to the over 80 volunteers that helped out during Celebrate Hunts Point! this past Saturday. With dedicated hard work, volunteers mulched and cared for over 40 street trees, picked up several bags of garbage from Hunts Point streets,constructed and painted tree guards along the South Bronx Greenway,…


First Annual Hunts Point Slam Bake

Ricardo Lopez, the Outreach Coordinator for be2 at SSBx, won an award at the First Annual Hunts Point Slam Bake for Best Presentation. The cookoff was not only made to sample delicious food from around the Bronx, but also to create a forum on protecting the Bronx, and Hunts Point in particular, from future hurricanes….