New York, NY (August 20, 2018) – EcoRise, the school-based nonprofit which develops curriculum, training, and grants for teachers educating K–12 students on sustainability topics, and construction management firm Structure Tone are joining forces to train teachers across the country on how to bring sustainability, leadership, and innovation into their classrooms.
EcoRise’s unique program encourages students to tackle real-world challenges in their communities by providing teachers with compelling material on sustainable design, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. As a gold partner, Structure Tone will play a key role in broadening EcoRise’s impact across the nation.
Already operating in many of the same regions, Structure Tone will support EcoRise’s efforts to engage those communities and motivate students by sending employees to visit classrooms, become project mentors, and explain how Structure Tone implements green practices and sustainable design in real construction projects.
With the goal of helping the nonprofit reach new audiences, Structure Tone is sponsoring twenty new curriculum licenses and helping the organization expand to new areas, including Dallas and New York City. To help EcoRise get started in the Big Apple, Structure Tone’s headquarters hosted one of the first EcoRise NYC teacher training sessions on August 10th. “[The EcoRise] program is just what today’s youth needs. They are providing straightforward lessons that are easy to implement and engaging, as well as accessible by all students at every level. Thank you for this incredible opportunity for children, teachers, and for helping heal the world” said Rebecca O’Brien, a teacher at New York City PS 51, in reflection about the training. To see a video reel of the training, click here.
“Like EcoRise, Structure Tone believes education is the foundation for social change, and training teachers on how to talk to students about sustainability is the first step in making a real impact,” said Rob Leon, senior vice president of Global Services. “We’re honored to host New York City’s teachers and proud to help EcoRise introduce their mission to our city.”
Facilitating this partnership is Structure Tone’s Emerging Leaders’ sustainability committee, the Eco-Leaders. This committee focuses on corporate awareness in environmental sustainability and will be instrumental in brainstorming new, creative initiatives to increase Structure Tone’s involvement and build on the EcoRise/STO partnership.
EcoRise develops the next generation of creative problem solvers by enlivening conventional classrooms with academically-aligned K–12 curriculum that introduces students to environmental literacy, social entrepreneurship, and hands-on design skills. EcoRise supports teachers in helping students solve real-world sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, waste, transportation, air quality, food, and public spaces. The program focuses on enhancing STEM education, promoting sustainability, introducing students to green careers, and helping students develop 21st-century skills. To learn more about EcoRise, visit ecorise.org.
About the Structure Tone Organization
Structure Tone has been building amazing spaces for clients for over 45 years. The Structure Tone family of companies—Structure Tone, LF Driscoll, Structure Tone Southwest, Pavarini Construction Co., Pavarini McGovern, and Govan Brown—includes over 1,900 employees located in offices throughout the US, Canada, UK and Ireland providing a complete range of services, from site selection analysis, design constructability review and aesthetic enhancements to interior fit-outs, new building construction and building infrastructure upgrades and modernization. Learn more about how we partner with our clients to imagine, execute and realize their vision at structuretone.com.