Stephen Ritz has a Book!

I am thrilled to report that co-author Suzie Boss and I have completed the manuscript for our book: The Power Of A Plant, to be released by Rodale this May, which highlights my personal odyssey as a teacher as well as the amazing Green Bronx Machine story. I’m honored to be donating proceeds to support[…]

Green Bronx Machine receives $25,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Part of Effort to Improve Access to Fresh Food and Nutrition Education in Underserved Communities SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK – Green Bronx Machine has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to Green Bronx Machine as part[…]

Back to School VIDEO

We are back to school and hit the ground running! We’re so proud to debut our Back to School Video highlighting the completed National Health Wellness and Learning Center classroom and our May 10th Celebration with NYS Education Chancellor Dr. Betty Rosa and our Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Watch the Video

1 Million Views

The entire team is flattered that our first TED Talk now has over 1,000,000 Views, and our program and classroom technology have come a long way since. At GBM we are dedicated to always moving forward fueled by the energy, innovation and spirit of our children.

NYC AgTech Week

We were proud to be featured on the speaker panel and that the National Health, Wellness & Learning Center hosted some of the brightest minds in our classroom to kick off NYC AgTech Week with Agritecture leading the industry in innovation.

Stephen Ritz is the recipient of the Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership

Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine and Global Teacher Prize Finalist, will be awarded the Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership on August 27th from the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis, Missouri. GBM shares the MDBGC values of involving “youth in fun and engaging activities that promote healthy lifestyles,[…]