Newswise – BRONX, NY, DECEMBER 15, 2021 – Green Bronx Machine Executive Director Lizette Ritz was recognized today by City & State Magazine as one of New York’s Responsible 100 in its 2021 annual list published in this week’s issue.

Ritz and the other laureates – leaders from businesses, governments, nonprofits and advocacy organizations – exemplify the optimism and idealism that makes New York City a national leader.

I am honored and very proud to be one of the leaders called upon by City & State for my work with Green Bronx Machine, ”said Ritz. “For too long, those least responsible for injustice, inequity, educational failure, health disparities, poverty, social and environmental racism have had to bear the brunt of the burden. and consequences. Social responsibility means bringing those outside of success to be part of it in a way that benefits everyone. Successful schools, happy and healthy children, lifelong paid jobs – we cultivate and grow citizens and succeed at Green Bronx Machine.

Each year, City & State shines a spotlight on socially responsible leaders in New York City with The Responsible 100 Award. The award honors 100 of New York’s most outstanding responsible executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influencers who set new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership by endorsing their communities and making transformative change. Check out the full list of winners and learn about these amazing people HERE.

About the Bronx Green Machine

Founded in 2011 by Stephen Ritz, Global Teaching Prize finalist and longtime educator, Green Bronx Machine (GBM) is a focused, impact-driven organization with 501 (c) (3) status. GBM builds healthy, equitable and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems and 21st century workforce development. Dedicated to cultivating spirits and harvesting hope, its school model and ownership program uses urban agriculture aligned with key indicators of school performance, to develop healthy students and schools. At the same time, GBM is also transforming once fragmented and marginalized communities into inclusive and prosperous neighborhoods. For more information visit

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