Urban Treehouse (UTH) provides environmental education to students K-12 to support teacher access to resources, environmental justice*, and student health. SCA works with schools and partners to customize curriculum that meets standards and connects core subjects together. UTH helps draw the connection between students’ daily living conditions and environmental justice, building the next generation of conservation leaders.
UTH is currently located in D.C. metro region and Houston. SCA seeks to expand this programming to all eleven Urban Green cities including Atlanta, Bay Area, Chicago, Cleveland, NYC, Newark, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Whiting (IN).
Roots Together is a branch of Urban Treehouse. Roots Together is designed to elevate the intersection of volunteerism, sustainable food, and environmental justice. Across SCA’s Urban Green cities, there is an urgent need to teach young people about sustainable food systems and its relation to climate action, while transforming under-resourced green spaces and gardens into ﬂourishing plots and outdoor classrooms. These issues often intersect in communities that have been historically marginalized and face challenges of environmental injustice, food deserts, and more.
This program’s goals are to provide vital environmental education, focused on food justice, sustainability, and access to gardens and fresh produce.
*Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of environmental justice: “Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”