Cortlandt Environmental Group Gets More Than $34,000 For Education Programs

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Something Good In The World, an environmental organization, received thousands in grants to fund environmental-educational projects for children.
Something Good In The World, an environmental organization, received thousands in grants to fund environmental-educational projects for children. Photo Credit: Something Good In The World.org

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Something Good in the World (SGITW) has received grants totaling more than $34,000 from local and national foundations to support its environmental-education programs for children.

The Alpern Family Foundation donated $12,500; The Jack DeVito Foundation donated $1,500; and The Dannon Company donated $1,000, to the Cortlandt Manor-based group.

Impact100 Westchester named SGITW the finalist in the Environmental category for its EnviraPod Environmental Education Center project and awarded a grant of $10,666. 

The Captain Planet Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant toward SGITW’s Children’s Peaceful Garden project. 

“We are so grateful for the generosity of all of these foundations who understand the crucial importance of teaching low income children about the origins of their food, how to make healthy choices, and live more sustainably,” said Barbara Sarbin, program director of SGITW, in a press release. “These programs are particularly impactful for youth-at-risk and children from urban schools, because the ripple effect into their families and communities is real and tangible.”

According to a press release, SGITW is a “grassroots environmental organization that teaches people how to live sustainably by connecting them with the natural environment.”
 

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This is the group that is attempting to move into the Gouveia property in Croton even before the proprty has been obtained by the village. There are many questions about the group, its leadership and its relationship with the Croton mayor and his puppeteer, trustee Gallelli. I challenge the dailyvoice to investgate the situation, and not just reprint press releases.