">USGBC Students to transform their campuses and build their careers. After an action-packed spring semester with building tours, job fairs and service projects, USGBC Students took the summer to recharge and organize and are ready to hit the ground running this fall. The kick-off event for the fall semester will be the return of “Don’t Be Trashy,” an event in which upperclassmen orchestrate recycling for freshman move-in week to reduce waste and divert trash from landfills while sharing sustainable practices with the newest members of their college community.
Another event which will engage over 200 USGBC Students groups spanning across the country will be the first annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept.29. This international movement calls on supporters everywhere to take action toward healthier, safer schools by completing service projects at local schools and campuses on September 29. It’s easy to get involved in volunteering or hosting an event, like our USGBC Students groups have done, just register or join an event on mygreenapple.org.
Completely new to the USGBC Students program this year is our USGBC Students bus tour to Greenbuild! In November, in collaboration with students of Cornell University Sustainable Design, we will be taking a bus from Ithaca, New York to Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California, stopping at K-12 schools along the way to complete service projects and leave a lasting impact on the health and safety of our nation’s students. Engaging the talent and commitment of many USGBC Students groups along the way, this is an epic first for the USGBC Students program.
We’ve got a lot planned, and it’s not too late to get on board for the school year – students and faculty members looking to join or start a group on their campus can visit our website for resources and more information. Professionals with an interest in engaging students in green building can support USGBC Students by applying to be a regional chair.
It’s an exciting and action-packed time for USGBC Students and the fall is shaping up to be another great semester to raise awareness and create positive change on campuses across the nation.