On Monday, December 10, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined the General Motors Foundation and Earth Force to recognize environmental educators at the GREEN Educator Award ceremony. Earth Force and the General Motors Foundation recognized Bronx educator Stephen Ritz, Founder of the Green Bronx Machine, as a winner of this year’s Chevrolet GREEN Educator Award.

The award honors educators who encourage youth to lead their own learning by connecting them to their communities, building local partnerships and serving as mentors and advocates for the environment.