The countdown has begun. One month from now on September 29, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC will host the first annual Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative to have volunteers around the world participate in small acts of service to improve their local school environments. Now that kids are back in school, projects are showing up on the map at a record pace. But one of the things we hear more and more as we get closer to the date is: “I really want to get involved, but I’m worried that there isn’t enough time.”
Every month, USGBC hosts an “internal showcase” at the DC headquarters – a chance for staff to learn more about a project, idea or initiative that crosses all departments. Posters and other visuals are created to illustrate the showcase theme and applicable staff are on hand to discuss the concepts with their colleagues. Occasionally, trivia and other games are played to get staff more engaged with the event.
The Center for Green Schools and National Wildlife Federation have a growing, synergistic relationship in support of transforming campuses into more resource-efficient communities with curriculum and training to underpin long term change.
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Read USGBC Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi’s piece on President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative in the The Huffington Post: