Stephen Ritz, acclaimed Bronx educator, believes people should not have to leave their neighborhood to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Founder of Green Bronx Machine, national Green Education Ambassador for the U.S. Green Building Council, Stephen trains the youngest nationally OSHA certified workforce in America, speaks nationally, and has grown over 30,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx with his extended student family. His TED TALK trended twitter and is seen at; learn more about Green Bronx Machine at