Join your community and take action for greener schools

Published on: 
3 Jul 2018
Author: 
Carolyn Yi

The work of creating sustainable schools that is done by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC has long been powered by the efforts of USGBC communities and volunteer leaders around the country.

Taken on their own, acts such as registering a project on greenapple.org, donating supplies or spending a few hours at the school garden might seem small. But their collective impact over the years is profound: Since 2012, more than 800,000 volunteers have improved the learning environments of 7 million students through a Green Apple Day of Service. This sets an inspiring example for the next generation of sustainability leaders.

USGBC communities are united in their mission to improve school sustainability, but the spectrum of needs at schools across the country is wide-ranging. With this in mind, the Center for Green Schools strives to ensure that the resources and menu of activities we design are adaptable to different contexts.

Tim Cole engages students at Kemps Landing/Old Donation School in Virginia Beach on sustainable design principles

Tim Cole engages students at Kemps Landing/Old Donation School in Virginia Beach on sustainable design principles.

We connect USGBC communities with flexible solutions to advance school sustainability, so that green building leaders and volunteers can achieve their local visions:

Similar examples of local leadership in action are everywhere, and progress toward greener schools is made possible by the commitment of people like you. If you would like to help us achieve more healthy and sustainable schools for all students, we invite you to join your local green schools movement.

Find your local USGBC community to see what opportunities there are to get involved, or contact the Center for Green Schools to connect with your nearest green schools committee.

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