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The Green Schools Committee and USGBC MA Chapter will again participate in Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) to advance healthy, sustainable schools in 2014! Examples of service projects include indoor or outdoor clean ups, preparing a garden, creating signage that helps to reduce waste, or any other project that promotes healthy schools and community service. See below under resources for a link to more project ideas.
For 2014 we are launching a GADOS Mini-Grant Program to provide a modest amount of funding for qualified GADOS projects. We currently have 6 mini grants provided by NSTAR for energy saving GADOS projects and 1 from Capital Waste Services for any GADOS project. See the following link for information about eligibility and to apply.
If you are interested in being a GADOS Mini-Grant Sponsor, contact Steve Muzzy, Green Schools Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that 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 and to plan your project!
HISTORY OF GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE
September 29, 2012
The inaugural Green Apple Day of Service held September 29, 2012 had more than 1,250 service projects in 49 countries.
In 2012 Massachusetts had 40 projects registered across the State. The USGBC MA Chapter hosted two green school tours and a schoolyard cleanup and greenhouse revitalization project at Boston Latin Academy.
September 28, 2013
The second annual Green Apple Day of Service held September 28, 2013 had more than 2000 events across the globe, impacting 2.5 million students.
In 2013 Massachusetts had 50 projects registered across the State, including 15 Boston Public School. Projects ranged from a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce a therapeutic walking path, to a Green Apple Week that surveyed the school for energy conservation opportunities. Checkout our 2013 MA GADOS Report for a full recap of participants and highlighted projects.
September 27, 2014
[Here we come!!]