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Council on the Environment, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: Council on the Environment, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: COUNCIL ON THE ENVIRONMENT INC

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AKA  GrowNYC
New York, NY

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Council on the Environment, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: Council on the Environment, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: COUNCIL ON THE ENVIRONMENT INC

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Also Known As: GrowNYC
Physical Address: New York, NY 10007 
EIN: 13-2765465
Web URL: www.grownyc.org 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C60 (Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs)
Ruling Year: 1981 


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Mission Statement

GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of NYC) is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $8,842,456
Total Expenses $8,618,818

Revenue & Expenses

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Evidence of Impact

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“Learn It, Grow It, Eat It” is a collaborative effort of three GrowNYC programs (Open Space Greening, Greenmarket, Environmental Education) aimed at improving the health of young people through nutrition education and improved food access in their schools and communities. The project encourages young people to take control of their health on the cusp of adulthood through knowledge, choices, and action. “Learn It, Grow It, Eat It” gives students nutrition information that goes beyond memorizing the USDA food pyramid; helps them make the connection between the environment and food consumption through hands-on gardening; and introduces healthy food choices that they can incorporate into their diet with in-school food preparation and offerings featuring Greenmarket produce. Other

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Areas for Improvement

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They could increase staffers in the community. Other

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