The first day of school pictures have been taken, the back to school jitters have subsided and momentum is building for the third annual Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS).
As we prepare for another successful GADOS season full of meaningful service projects and events, I’d like to highlight some of the great projects from last year that went above and beyond to develop creative ways to engage their communities.
Last year at the Green Apple Day of Service…
...the students at Suffolk University held a campaign to ensure all cigarette butts end up in the proper waste receptacle.
...a school in Georgetown, KY, encouraged students to walk or bike to school for a day.
...the USGBC Student group at Wayne State University painted recycling dumpsters to easily identify them and spark conversations about recycling.
...Pocopson Elementary School held a Green Coffee Chat with the PTO, students and staff to discuss sustainability goals for the year.
...Marcos de Niza High School did a shade audit to analyze the importance of shade and its impact on the head island effect.
...Bluffton Early Childhood Center organized a self-guided tour of their green facility followed by a fruit and vegetable sculpture contest.
Now that you've been inspired by all of these great ideas, it's easier than ever to get involved in the Green Apple Day of Service.