Saturday, September 26, 2015: Green Apple Day of Service
Green Apple is a global movement 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.
ABOUT GREEN APPLE
Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organizations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places. The Green Apple initiative is powered by volunteers who participate in community-based efforts; promoted by media partners, like-minded NGOs and high-profile ambassadors; and funded by corporate partners who contribute a portion of proceeds or make a substantial sponsorship donation and receive the right to use the Green Apple mark to show their association with and support of the Green Apple initiative.
For decades, apples have been rooted in American tradition as a symbol of education. But where did this tradition come from? The apple’s tie to education originated in Denmark and Sweden in the 1700s when poor families gave teachers apples in place of traditional payment. Americans adopted this practice in the 1920s and to this day, apples are common gifts given to teachers as a sign of gratitude. An apple has become a popular icon used in the U.S. and beyond to represent education. In creating a brand to advance healthy, safe and efficient schools for children throughout the world, the green apple was a natural choice. Projects for Your School's Green Apple Day of Service...