||These projects tackle energy efficiency and explore alternative energy sources through energy audits, educational signage and more.
||You don’t have to get your hands dirty to play an important role on Day of Service. Educational programs such as free workshops and seminars for students and communities and tours of LEED certified buildings teach about the importance of school and campus improvements.
|Green Apple Day of Service
||Not sure which category your project falls under? That’s ok! Register here, and fill in the details later.
|Help My School
||If you work at or attend a school that would love to host a Green Apple Day of Service project, but you need more help to get started, register under this category. People who have volunteer time, expertise or other resources to share will be able to find you, and will help bring a successful event to your community on Green Apple Day of Service.
||These projects look for ways to improve the indoor environment at a school, including classroom clean-ups, low-VOC paint jobs, lighting upgrades, recycling programs and more.
||These projects find ways to use water more efficiently and teach people and communities about this essential resource. Project ideas can include replacing fixtures, collecting rainwater or creating signs reminding people about responsible water use.
|Take It Outside
||Planting gardens, painting murals and installing rain barrels are all ways to connect Day of Service volunteers and organizers to the outdoor spaces at their schools and campuses.
||Some Day of Service projects can jumpstart long term best practices. Kick off a recycling program, teach students about composting, or encourage your entire community to have a waste-free Saturday.
|Watch and learn
The best way to join a movement is to learn about it and help others learn about it. The Center for Green Schools has produced a variety of short videos to explain our mission, share our knowledge and show you how to play your very important part. Invite your friends, family and watch one or all of these videos with your students on Green Apple Day of Service.
1. WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR GREEN SCHOOLS? (3 minutes): http://vimeo.com/29667511
2. GREEN APPLE (1 minute): http://vimeo.com/47757851
3. RACHEL GUTTER: TEN STRATEGIES TO MOVE A MOVEMENT (24 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/embed/juWktbF-Wwc