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Green Apple Day of Service

GADS Facebook Banner 2015We all have a passion for education. Where we learn matters. The USGBC-Illinois Chapter and the National Center for Green Schools is inviting communities from around the world to take action on school campuses for the Fourth Annual Green Apple Day of Service in Fall 2015.

On the Day of Service, we are encouraging Chapter Members, students, teachers, and administrators to plan a school/university wide sustainability project, while utilizing local volunteers to create a positive environmental change.

SCHOOLSRegister your Green Apple Day of Service projectRegister HereSeptember 2015
SCHOOLSRequest assistance from Mentors or VolunteersSign Up HereSeptember 2015
VOLUNTEERSVolunteer as an individual, group, company, or organization and spend a few hours helping out a local schoolSign Up HereSeptember 2015
MENTORSCompanies and organizations can serve as mentors to guide a school through their Green Apple Day of Service projectSign Up HereSeptember 2015
SPONSORSThese great projects need your help.Donate Today!September 2015


Each interested school/university will identify a low to no cost project that fulfills an unmet environmental need.  Schools need to register their projects on the My Green Apple Website and share details about what the project entails. Past events have included planting school gardens, collaborating on clean-ups, or hosting e-waste recycling drives.  View Project Suggestions. Schools also have the option to create a custom project that caters more to their community’s specific needs. After a school registers, USGBC-Illinois will assist in optional mentor pairing and volunteer recruiting.

While the immediate impact of these service projects may result in energy/water savings, cleaner air, or healthier learning environments; USGBC-Illinois hopes to create a better and more sustainable relationship between schools and their surrounding communities. Our goal is to create awareness on the importance of green schools and propel a movement of sustainable lifestyles within our youth and generations to come. Schools are invited to identify green projects, and share their success stories on the My Green Apple Website.

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For more project inspiration, check out the Illinois Success Stories & Awards and National Accomplishments!


To learn more about Green Apple Day of Service and how USGBC-Illinois can help connect you to mentors, volunteers, and other resources, click here to view our informational presentation.

Are you taking the lead on a Green Apple Day of Service project?  The Project Captain Toolkit provides project leaders with resources to help plan your project, recruit volunteers, and get the word out.

Green Apple Day of Service projects take place all over the world!  To find a project near you, click here.




Once your Green Apple Day of Service plans are under way, make sure to engage the community and local media to publicize your project and showcase the great work you have done!  The Media Outreach Toolkit has resources to help your school get the word out about Green Apple Day of Service and share your success.  Click here for additional marketing resources.



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