Interested in implementing a Grades of Green Activity this school year but need a little more funding? Sign up for Green Apple Day of Service where parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations from around the world will unite to implement volunteer projects and promote healthy and sustainable learning environments!
This year, Green Apple Day of Service 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.
Between August 2017 and May 2018, parents, teachers, students, companies, and local organizations from around the world will unite to implement volunteer projects and promote healthy and sustainable learning environments in honor of Green Apple Day of Service! Over the past five years, almost one million volunteers from 73 countries have participated in this event. Want to join the movement? Visit the Green Apple Day of Service website to gather project ideas and register by clicking here. Schools that register between September and October can receive official support with funding and other resources! For more ideas on project activities, register on the Grades of Green website here to unlock our 40+ Activities and we’ll pair your school up with a one-on-one advisor to help you implement your activity of choice!
Grades of Green celebrated the Green Apple Day of Service with the goal of transforming all schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments. On Tuesday, September 30th, 2016, Grades of Green went to Silver Spur Elementary School in Rancho Palos Verdes to give an assembly about the importance of sorting lunchtime waste and composting. Silver Spur Elementary School competed in the 2012-2013 Trash Free Lunch Challenge and Grades of Green was happy to go back to remind students about how reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting protect the environment as well as how they can lead environmental efforts at their school! After the assembly, Grades of Green staff stayed for Silver Spur’s lunchtime to engage with students and train the new Recycle Rangers, Eco-Leaders, and Compost Rangers on how to work together to manage their lunchtime waste sorting system. The Recycle Rangers have been tasked with ensuring that students are recycling and separating their bottles and cans correctly and the Eco-Leaders work to implement other environmental activities in the school. The Compost Rangers are in charge of taking the compost collected in the waste sorting system to the compost bin in the campus garden. From there, the Garden Club will tend to the garden and use the compost when growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Grades of Green and the Silver Spur parent volunteers were just a few of the over 750,000 volunteers in over 73 countries to participate in Green Apple Day and remind everyone that where we learn matters.
Are you looking for ideas about how you can spend your Green Apple Day of Service? Register your school for free at GradesOfGreen.org to browse and download Activities that you can implement at your school!