Know Your City: Organizations That Will Get You Off The Couch



    Here at NYXT, we began 2019 by celebrating our 100th content partnership and we wanted to highlight the work some of our newest content partners. In this edition of Know Your City for explorers,  we will introduce you to City Parks Foundation, American Institute of Architects, and Amazon Watch.


City Parks Foundation makes public spaces vibrant centers of community through sports, arts, community building, and environmental education programs for New Yorkers across all five boroughs. Watch Learning Partners and be part of their team this summer.



Founded in 1857, The American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Explore Monterey Bay Aquarium and join them at their New York City events.



Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. They partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems. Defend the Amazon is the perfect introduction if you are just learning about them.



This organization needs no introduction.  Greenpeace has been protecting the planet and the human race for more than forty years. Their main campaigns nowadays are Saving the Arctic, Protecting Forests, Fighting Global Warming, Protecting Our Oceans, Living Toxic-Free, Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Defending Democracy. You can get involved with Greenpeace by volunteering, joining their social media hive and becoming a creative contributor of the Green Zine.




If you are passionate about social justice and health, keep an eye out for the following edition of Know Your City that will highlight healing organizations like Womanity Project, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Keep a Child Alive and Positive Exposure.  If you are interested in arts and education, read Know Your City: Organizations That You Can Learn From, highlighting the work of Art Start, Literacy Partners and Eyebeam.


Keep in mind that more videos from these organizations and from all of NYXT’s video content partners can be seen on the NYXT website and on NYXT every day. You can watch them live through | Spectrum 1992 | FiOS38. Stay tuned!



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