Learn how New York City Children's Theater is embracing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to forward our mission to promote children's literacy and social development through sustainable, accessible theater productions and arts-in-education programs.

Sustainability at NYCCT


The Three Pillars of Sustainability, according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals are:


    Not only is it unsustainable to pollute the earth, sea and skies, it is also unsustainable if children don’t all have equal opportunities to grow, thrive and prosper.

    We are a United Nations community partner for Sustainable Development Goals advocacy, outreach and action. We are proud of the ways that we are already working to achieve many of the Global Goals, and aspire every day to do more.

    "Shared prosperity on a healthy planet."

    How NYCCT defines sustainability

    The Global Goals

    Our work already targets the following Global Goals:

    (Click on any of the goals below to learn more about them on the Global Goals website.)

    Global Goal 3

    Good Health and Well-Being

    Global Goal 4

    Quality Education

    Global Goal 5

    Gender Equality

    Global Goal 10

    Reduced Inequalities

    Global Goal 11

    Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Global Goal 16

    Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Global Goal 17

    Partnerships for the Goals

    We have also joined the Broadway Green Alliance, and we are grateful to them for their support, resources and toolkits to help us make theater in a greener way!

    NYCCT & Sustainability

    Past NYCCT productions that dealt with environmental issues include:

    The Little Red Fish

    The Little Red Fish

    Wringer Nyc Childrens Theater Show


    my city park

    My City Park

    if you really love polar bears

    If You Really Love Polar Bears

    Stay tuned for announcements about arts-in-education programming dealing directly with the climate crisis, and the new play we’re developing that has the Global Goals embedded in it!

    We are excited to continue to look for new ways to incorporate green-ness, consciousness and care into our productions, our programming, our office, and our everyday lives. New Yorkers have only one third of the carbon footprint of people living in suburbs or rural areas. We want to make sure our youngest citizens celebrate that—yet another way we can help them understand their impact on their world!


    Some of our favorite resources for families:

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