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Sustainability

NYBG preserves and protects Earth’s biodiversity and natural resources and enhances human well-being through environmental, social, and financial best practices in plant research and conservation, public horticulture and education, and business operations.

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Saving the Plants of the World

NYBG pursues science-based plant conservation, providing fundamental research to support policy decisions made by governments on local, national, and international scales. Its efforts have helped to protect some of the most threatened floras in the world, from Brazil to Myanmar, and have advanced forest management practices and capacity building in countries with the most biologically diverse and endangered habitats. Learn more.

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The Edible Academy

The new Edible Academy is a state-of-the-art educational facility featuring innovative programs that encourage a lifelong interest in gardening, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. Sustainable infrastructure throughout the expanded three-acre campus supports maximum resource efficiency (water and energy) and active stormwater management. The 5,300-sq.-ft. Classroom Building, featuring a Demonstration Kitchen, Technology Lab, and Green Roof, was recently certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. Learn more.