Nature’s Nurses mission is to help NYC reach its sustainability goals through educational workshops and hands on environmental stewardship activities in urban areas.

New York City and State legislation requires property owners and managers of municipal facilities, such as landlords and school buildings to make site modifications to control environmental issues like storm-water runoff, Energy Consumption & Chemical Pollution (NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services, 2005).

While these changes are vital to the city’s goals, it will be difficult to achieve without the support of its residents. The only way to help combat these issues is to engage the everyday person in understanding their part. The problem is that many people don’t have the information or resources to make it happen.

Nature’s Nurses will help you understand and maintain green infrastructure, stormwater management, waste management and energy efficiency systems in your community.

THE SCOOP ON STORMWATER
GREENROOFS
GREEN ROOFS & WALLS:
Did you know that putting plants on the tops or sides of buildings could clean and cool the air on high temp days? Learn about the many benefits we gain when plants and architecture come together.
Indoor and Outdoor community service learning module.
THE STORY OF REUSE
RECYCLE:
NYC is taking the lead with recycling. Now we can collect clothes, electronics, food scraps, medicines & household products. Learn how to set up easy to maintain systems and save the planet.
GREENSTREETS: THE ROAD TO CLEAN WATER
REDUCE RUNOFF
RAIN GARDENS & BIOSWALES: Learn how these beautiful features within our city help to clean and protect our environment. Learn how to adopt and care for them.
Indoor and Outdoor community service learning module.
FEED PEOPLE NOT LANDFILLS
Compost
“The average New York City household discards two pounds of organic waste each day—adding up to more than one million tons of organic material a year!” That’s a major waste of food and money! Recycle your greens and browns, reduce landfills, And, make non-toxic, nutrient-rich compost to feed your plants, yards & trees!
We provide on-site workshops & remote troubleshooting management for indoor worm-bins and outdoor compost systems.