The U.S. Green Building Council – North Carolina Chapter (USGBC NC) has announced its participation in the 2014 Green Apple Day of Service.
The Green Apple Day of Service is an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The event brings together advocates from around the world and encourages them to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools.
Scheduled for the last Saturday in September 2014, projects will occur on or around September 27. The Day of Service, now in its third year, provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places.
In 2013, the USGBC NC helped coordinate 25 projects throughout the state. According to USGBC NC, 23 Green Apple Day projects are planned for 2014 and more will be added throughout September.
“We have an active membership base of over 1,000 people in our North Carolina chapter of the US Green Building Council. Our membership is comprised of industry leaders in sustainability and green building as well as concerned citizens and community members interested in giving back. We want to get the message out that Where We Learn Matters. We support our state’s students, educators and administrators. What better way to demonstrate our support than by volunteering to help green our state’s school environments,” said Lori Bryant, Green Schools Committee Chair for the Triad Branch of USGBC NC.