Written by Michelle McEuen Category CHAPTER NEWS

The Green Apple Day of Service, which takes place on Sept. 28 this year, gives parents, teachers, students, partner companies, and local organizations, the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning environments. On Monday, the TODAY show audience will learn about how classroom environmental efforts and day of service-type activities, such as building living walls, can serve as important teaching tools throughout the year.

Guests are invited to Rockefeller Center to watch the segment live and first arrivals will be given Green Apple t-shirts to show their support. Please arrive at Rockefeller Center before 7 a.m. for best viewing. You can also spread the word using the Twitter hashtag #greenapple. For more information on Green Apple, visit mygreenapple.org.

About Green Apple

Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green schools at USGBC to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. Green Apple’s flagship event is the Green Apple Day of Service, which takes place on Sept. 28, 2013, and will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more. You can visit mygreenapple.org to learn more about green living walls and other activities you can do throughout the year. Green Apple is funded through generous support from partners including United Technologies Corporation, Interface, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SolarCity and Excel Dryer

About the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, ambassadors, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more information, visit centerforgreenschools.org, follow us on Twitter at @mygreenschools, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/centerforgreenschools.

Interested in volunteering in a local Green Apple Project? E-mail Michelle at mmceuen@usgbcnorthtexas.org to join a team!

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