Green Apple is a project of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center for Green Schools is committed to placing all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.
You can discover the details about which schools in your area are participating in Green Apple Day, their project plans and how you can volunteer by checking www.mygreenapple.org.
Last year, Presidio Schools was one of two Tucson schools that participated in the first Green Apple Day of Service. The community came together for a block party to build a tortoise habitat and break ground on a garden. The students decorated pavers for the garden. This year Presidio is hosting workshops on water conservation, a competition for students to design a human-powered water pump for their rainwater harvesting system and other activities.
|Children decorate pavers for their new school garden at Presidio School's 2012 Green Apple Day|
This year, the Sonoran Branch of USGBC-Arizona has been instrumental in finding and assisting local schools that are participating in the Green Apple Day of Service. Tucson’s Green Apple Day of Service is sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Center for Green Schools, the City of Tucson and the Environmental Education Exchange. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. For more information on USGBC, visit www.usgbc.org.
So come out on Sept. 28 and volunteer to install those gardens, paint the murals, attend the workshops and help your local schools become more sustainable. You can find details about Green Apple projects being held in your area at www.mygreenapple.org.
As the Center for Green Schools says, “Where we learn matters.”