Ask any parent what constitutes a quality education and it’s likely that they’ll focus exclusively on the “who” and the “what” – the teachers and curriculum. The Center for Green Schools, along with Interface and our otherGreen Apple partnersare on a mission to convince the world that “where” our children learn matters. That clean air, ample daylight and quality acoustics are part and parcel to a great education.
Moreover, classrooms and school buildings that have lessons to teach on biomimicry, resource conservation, renewable energy and healthy lifestyles inspire our children to dream of a brighter future and the roles they will play in it.
On Sept. 28 during our second annual Green Apple Day of Service, the Interface community and hundreds of organizations around the world will lead service projects to transform the places where our children learn and lessen the impact that our school facilities have on the planet.
Last year, Interface employees hosted more Green Apple Day of Service projects than any other participating company. This year, we hope you’ll join them in keeping up the good work and making the 2013 Day of Service a huge success.
There are lots of ways you can get involved. Start by joining us for our kick-off webcast on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. EDT to learn about plans from the Center for Green Schools and USGBC for this year’s Day of Service, and how you can get started right away on your own events. You can also take a look at our project ideas to get some inspiration, and watch our Green Apple video to find out more about the importance of where we learn.
Whatever you decide to do, be sure to check out our event website, www.mygreenapple.org to search for events near you, register a new activity and invite friends and family to participate. You can also follow us on Twitter (@mygreenschools #greenapple) and Facebook (facebook.com/centerforgreenschools) to get regular updates on the Day of Service.
We all want to give our kids every possible opportunity to grow, to thrive and to succeed. Visit mygreenapple.org today to learn how your participation on Sept. 28 can be an important step toward ensuring that our children have the opportunity to learn in schools that are safe, healthy and efficient.