The Green Apple Day of Service is less than a month away, but it’s not too late to plan something great! When I was in elementary school, we had a giant map of the United States painted on the blacktop. This simple picture let students have fun outside, use their imagination and learn about geography all at the same time. Whether it is a map of the United States, the globe, or an image about sustainability and healthy living, there’s an easy way to scale your image to blacktop size, and make a great Day of Service project out of it.
Rachel Gutter, the director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, received the World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award this week at the WorldGBC Congress in Stuttgart, Germany. Rachel was honored for her leadership at the forefront of the green schools movement, and working to make healthy, energy-efficient schools accessible to everyone across the globe.