About Green Apple Day Of Service
With more than 700 million students worldwide and one sixth of all Americans entering a K-12 school building each day, there is no questioning the enormity and urgency of the task before us. Both the way we educate and the way we take care of the school environment send a tangible sign of a community’s willingness to provide an excellent and equitable education to all its students. Many of our schools simply send the wrong message: stuffy, poorly lit, overcrowded, and sometimes toxic environments unfit for learning. Poor air quality leads to more colds, flus and asthma attacks; deficient ventilation makes it difficult to focus and stay alert; inadequate lighting can cause headaches and disrupt sleep cycles; and bad acoustics render kids unable to hear lessons. When we educate a child, we choose the future we hope he or she creates. We choose a sustainable future, and so we must educate students to prepare them to create it—in a place that inspires them.
Our kids deserve better. Where they learn matters.
Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organizations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places.
About the Center for Green Schools
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) , the organization behind Green Apple Day of Service, was founded to ensure green schools for every child in this generation. The Center believes that all students deserve the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in, enhance their health and well-being, and prepare them for 21st century careers. The Center works with school decision makers, thought leaders, global corporations, and governing bodies to drive progress at the intersection of sustainability, education, public health, and the built environment.