Green Apple Day of Service
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ABOUT THE DAY OF SERVICE
The USGBC-Illinois Chapter and the National Center for Green Schools is inviting communities to take action on campuses around the world for the second annual Green Apple Day of Service in fall 2013. On this Day of Service, we are encouraging K-12 and College/University students, teachers, and administrators to plan a school sustainability project, and work with community volunteers to create positive environmental change. While the official date is September 28, schools may host a project any time before October 12, 2013.
PROJECTS & PROCESS
Each participating school will identify a low or no cost project that fulfills an unmet environmental need, and submit an application. Schools may propose a wide variety of projects- from planting school gardens, to collaborating on clean-ups, to hosting e-waste recycling drives- or they may customize a project to meet local goals. After the school submits an application, USGBC-Illinois will assist in volunteer recruiting. View Project Suggestions
While the immediate impact of these service projects may result in energy/water savings, cleaner air, or healthier learning environments; USGBC-Illinois hopes that the Green Apple Day of Service will strengthen relationships between schools and the community. We also hope to create a lasting awareness of the importance of green schools, and catalyze a movement that fosters an attitude among youth and future generations to appreciate and model sustainable practices.
SUCCESS STORIES & RECOGNITION
USGBC-Illinois will recognize Day of Service program winners at the fall Celebration & Recognition event, and we will recognize yearlong Challenge winners the following spring. Check out the Illinois 2012 Success Stories & Awards and the National 2012 Accomplishments!
|September 12-October 12, 2103||Green Apple Day of Service (date flexible)|
|Early November 2013||Celebration & Recognition Event|
|May 2014||Yearlong Challenge Projects Completed|
|Spring 2014||Healthy High Performing Schools Symposium|
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How Can You Get Involved?
Sign up today!
|Now Recruiting||Activity||Sign Up||Deadline|
|SCHOOLS||Plan a Day of Service||Apply Here||October 1, 2013|
|VOLUNTEERS||Spend a few hours helping out a local school
& earn LEED Credential Maintenance hours
|Apply Here||Sept 23, 2013|
|SPONSORS||These great projects need your help.
View Sponsorship Benefits
|Make an Online Donation
Make a Mail-in Donation
The National USGBC’s Center for Green Schools initiated the Green Apple Day of Service in 2012. They invited schools to identify green projects, and share their successes on the My Green Apple Website. At the state level, the USGBC-Illinois Chapter decided to take this Day of Service one step further. In addition to schools, we invited our chapter members- professionals from the green building industry- to serve as mentors for each school. We also encouraged some schools and mentors to join the Challenge program, and continue the project throughout the 2013-2014 school year. While local effort has a different process than the national event, both share similar goals. Applications for the Partner and Challenge programs are currently closed, but we encourage you to sign up next year!
- Flyer: Program Overview
- Flyer: Project Suggestions
- Flyer: Sponsorship Benefits
- Template: Email Letter
- Template: Newsletter Blurb
- Call Script
- Photo: Green Apple Close Up
- Photo: Green Apple Kids
- Digital Border: Green Apple Header
- Digital Border: Green Apple Footer
- Banner (3′x2′): Green Apple Day of Service (link coming soon!)
- Yard Sign (24″x18″): Green Apple Day of Service (link coming soon!)
- Direction Signs: Green Apple Day of Service (link coming soon!)
- 2012 Success Stories & Awards
- National 2012 Accomplishments
- Timeline & Next Steps
- Welcome Webinar Presentation Slides
- Volunteer Webinar Presentation Slides
- Flyer: “We Joined the Challenge”
- Responsibilities List
- Participant Sign In Sheet
- Planning Worksheet
- Register on mygreenapple.org (National Website)
- Additional Project Suggestions (from the Center for Green Schools)
- 92 Ways to Green Your School (long-term project suggestions)
- Green Schools Investment Guide
- State of Our Schools Report
- Eco-Fundraiser Ideas (link coming soon!)
- Join the USGBC-Illinois Green Schools Committee
- Submit Green Apple photos to the MyGreenApple Facebook Competition
- Visit the EPA Eco Student Blog & share your story
Contact Cortney Adams, USGBC-Illinois Program Coordinator, [email protected], 312-245-8300 x202