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2013 Green Apple Day of Service
The Green Schools Committee of USGBC MA Chapter once again promoted Green Apple Day of Service to advance healthy, sustainable schools! In 2013, Massachusetts had 50 projects registered. 15 Boston Public School participated, with projects ranging from a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce a therapeutic walkig path, to a Green Apple Week that surveyed the school for energy conservation opportunities. The Center for Green Schools reports Green Apple Day of Service 2013 had more than 2000 events across the globe, impacting 2.5 million students. Thanks to everyone for making the 2nd Annual Green Apple Day of Service a success!
Save the date for Green Apple Day of Service 2014 - September 27, 2014
Green Apple Day of Service projects don't need to happen on September 27th – there is flexibility in choosing a day for your event. Use the following resources to help spread the word - resources are being developed and more information is available at Mygreenapple.org
Follow this link to read more about the projects that came out in 2013.
A one-page information sheet describing the Green Apple Day of Service.
Free 20-minute-or-less webcasts that will introduce you to project ideas, volunteer recruitment tips, fundraising ideas and more.
The Project Captain Toolkit covers how to get a Day of Service project started, establishing project goals, getting volunteers and organizing your project.
If you have questions or if your company is looking to partner with a local school to execute a project, please let us know - we are happy to help!
HISTORY OF GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE
Where our children learn matters!
The inaugural Green Apple Day of Service held September 29, 2012 had more than 1,250 service projects in 49 countries. The second Green Apple Day of Service will be held September 28, 2013 - advocates around the world, including students, teachers, parents, business owners and more will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by participating in local service projects.
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has many resources for schools or individuals who want to plan a project. You can register your project online. It's not too early to start as September 28th will come faster than you think!
Check out more details and find projects near you on the Green Apple interactive map.