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Green Apple Day of Service

Westfield Middle School GADOS 2015

Tibbott Elementary Green Apple 2015

Tibbott Elementary Green Apple 2015

Tibbott Elementary Green Apple 2015

Tibbott Elementary Green Apple 2015

Tibbott Elementary Green Apple 2015

Fairview Early Childhood Center Green Apple Day of Service 2015

Fairview Early Childhood Center Green Apple Day of Service 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

Woodland Primary School GADOS 2015

El Valor & GSA

El Valor & GSA

El Valor & GSA

El Valor & GSA

El Valor & GSA


We all have a passion for education. Where we learn matters. USGBC-Illinois and the National Center for Green Schools invited communities from around the world to take action on school campuses for the Fifth Annual Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

On the Day of Service, we encourage USGBC-Illinois members, students, teachers, and administrators to plan a school/university wide sustainability project, while utilizing local volunteers to create a positive environmental change.  Each interested school/university will identify a low to no cost project that fulfills an unmet environmental need.

Schools will register their projects on the 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. 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.

ActivitySign-upDeadline
SCHOOLSRegister your Green Apple Day of Service projectRegister HereSeptember 2016
SCHOOLSRequest assistance from Mentors or VolunteersClosedSeptember 2016
VOLUNTEERSVolunteer as an individual, group, company, or organization and spend a few hours helping out a local schoolClosedSeptember 2016
MENTORSCompanies and organizations can serve as mentors to guide a school through their Green Apple Day of Service projectClosedSeptember 2016
SPONSORSThese great projects need your help.Donate Today!September 2016

PROJECTS

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 Green Apple Website.

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

Still trying to decide what type of project to do?  View the list of 99 Project Ideas and click here for additional project examples.

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.

 

MARKETING TOOLKIT

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 Social Media Guide has sample Tweets and messaging to help your school get the word out about Green Apple Day of Service and share your success.  Click here for additional marketing resources.


QUESTIONS

Contact Liz Kuehn at [email protected] or 312-245-8300 x204.

 


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