Join this year’s Green Apple Day of Service

By James Robe, Outreach and Communication Manager on 9/3/2017

Join this year’s Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service kicks off this month! The Day of Service is an opportunity to join schools across the world in celebrating the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of global leaders. Since 2012, more than 790,000 volunteers in 73 countries have participated in events, affecting the learning environments of over 7 million students and teachers. With 1 in 8 people around the globe attending a school every day, there is more work to be done!

Every event is chance to give students hands-on experience with sustainability and to strengthen civic leadership, environmental literacy, and project management skills.

This year, participants make a commitment at the start of school and name their own project date for any time throughout the school year. To help with fundraising, Green Apple Day of Service is using the DonorsChoose.org platform to drive donations to schools, and the Center for Green Schools and its partners are providing thousands of dollars in match funding to projects that receive donations from their communities. Projects receive tailored guidance for their specific project date and project type, and they are eligible for prizes just by keeping up with planning and executing their project.


You can learn more about Green Apple Day of Service and sign up at greenapple.org.

 

Information and questions you may have

What is it?
Green Apple Day of Service is a unique moment to join schools across the world to celebrate the central role that schools play
in preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability. A school’s event is an opportunity to give students hands-on
experience with sustainability, strengthening civic leadership, environmental literacy, and project management skills. Since it
began in 2012, the Day of Service has inspired almost a million people in over 70 countries to act in support of sustainability
at their schools.


How does it work?
Green Apple Day of Service is your day of action on a specific day that you choose during the school year. Starting on
September 1, schools register their project on greenapple.org and name their date. Day of Service projects commit to making
measurable change on one or more of the three pillars of a green school: environmental impact, health and wellness, and
environmental and sustainability literacy. Projects make this impact at a school in a way that directly and positively affects
the students.


What’s in it for our school?
Green Apple Day of Service provides direct value to teachers and schools that sign up to participate. Participants will receive
tailored guidance for their specific project date and project type, and they’ll be rewarded with prizes for keeping up with
planning and executing the project. Green Apple Day of Service is also using the DonorsChoose.org platform to catalyze
donations to schools, promoting local projects through our volunteer network and providing thousands of dollars in match
funding to projects that receive donations from their communities.