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Max Gutapfel

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Why did it have to end? "Classroom farm at Bronx public high school, Green Bronx Machine, shut down despite fresh successes" -NY DailyNews

I was infact amazed by his talk, inspired by his talent to inspire people if you want so.
However there was something that had an even bigger impact on my mood. Which is the project being shut down, without explanation.
You can read this up by copy pasting the quote in my header into google.

My question is the WHY did it have to end?
WHO made it end?
Did it get too big?
Was it dangerous to someone?

and most importantly:

-Do we, the TED-Community who admires his talk and what Stephen Ritz does, we the 166000 thinkers and innovators, have the power to revive it?

Thanks for reading,

Now get it back!


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    Aug 10 2012: They haven't shut down, they've relocated and expanded. From the interview posted below:

    "I read in the New York Daily News that the Green Bronx Machine program at Discovery High School has been shut down. What happened, and what’s next for the program?"

    Never underestimate the power of living wage and triple bottom line economics! Our program has now been relocated from Discovery High School to the Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, not shut down. Simply put, we have too much momentum and too much interest. The results have been tremendous. The mantra behind Green Bronx Machine includes: “Coming to a City Near You Soon,” and indeed we are! We are expanding all across the Bronx and in Harlem and have made many national appearances and presentations. Ours is an easily replicable program and that is the beauty of it; it is a perennial success with rapid and demonstrable return on investment! Our goal is to have our reach exceed our grasp and to build coalition and collaboration across the nation, particularly around intergenerational programming. We’re getting ready to launch a highly interactive website and in the interim, you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
    • Aug 13 2012: Ooops! Did exactly what I'm regularly reminding others not to do ie didn't read the rest of the post before responding. Great to read your post Namu and great to hear that's it's growing and is strong! Yay!
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      Aug 14 2012: Well thanks for your reply its good to hear this, as it wasnt entirely clear from the article.

      Topic ends here then ^^

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