WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE GREEN BRONX MACHINE AND STEPHEN RITZ? APRIL AND MAY 2021 SIGHTINGS

From creating and starring in segments for public television’s Let’s Learn children’s series to celebrating National Nutrition Month and Earth Day to preparing for outdoor growing season at its various urban farms, one thing is for sure: Green Bronx Machine (GBM) and its founder Stephen Ritz have been and will be extra busy tending to their communities, people and gardens.

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STEPHEN RITZ BRINGS HIS AWARD-WINNING GREEN BRONX MACHINE CLASSROOM TO PUBLIC TELEVISION’S “LET’S LEARN”

This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a cast of newly-created characters – to public television’s “Let’s Learn” series.

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CATCHING UP WITH GREEN BRONX MACHINE AND STEPHEN RITZ IN MARCH AND APRIL 2021

Attention all Green Bronx Machine fans! Even though growing season is still around the corner, our founder Stephen Ritz and other GBM leaders are literally “zooming” around the world, planting the seeds for better education and health outcomes. From the Middle East and Austin, Texas, to New York City and far-flung places in between, their mission is to educate everyone about the power of a plant to help young people achieve academic and personal success, improve community health and wellness, and address economic and food justice.

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Green Revolution Saved Over 100 Million Infant Lives in Developing World, Yet Could Go Further

New research from the University of California San Diego shows that since modern crop varieties were introduced in the developing world starting in 1961, they have substantially reduced infant mortality, especially for male babies and among poor households.

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Virgin Hyperloop to build Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop announced Thursday, Oct. 8, that it will locate a certification facility on nearly 800 acres of land spanning Tucker and Grant counties where it will leverage intellectual capital and resources from West Virginia University, Marshall University and from across the state.

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WVU receives $25 million gift to support outdoor economic development, develop new remote worker program

Through the newly named Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative, the $25 million donation – one of the largest in WVU’s history – will provide initial funding for a remote worker program, a groundbreaking initiative designed to help individuals and young families prosper amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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