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Fruit of Inspiration

Emily Olsen Harbich

There are 32 days until Green Apple Day of Service. Here at the Center, our team strives to inspire participation in this exciting campaign. As inspiration can take a variety of forms, I thought I would get a bit creative. Read on for some fun with Green Apple Day of Service.

Overheard in the Orchard

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Participate in Green Apple Day of Service social media contests

Hannah Wilber

The Green Apple Day of Service is just around the corner, and we want to know how you'll be making a difference at the schools in your community. Share your project with us on social media, and you’ll have the chance to win some great prizes!

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Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team

Hannah Debelius

The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for Green Apple Day of Service 2014.

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Green Sports Alliance kicks off 2014's Green Apple Day of Service

Emily Riordan

We are 10 weeks out from the official Green Apple Day of Service, but that didn't stop anyone at Aptitud Community Academy in San Jose, Calif., from getting his or her hands dirty this weekend.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt gives Green Apple a push by helping customers switch to virtual product samples

Annalisa Amicangelo

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

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Start small with big New Year’s goals

Emily Riordan

At the start of each year, millions of us resolve to make renewed commitments to healthy living, time with family, philanthropy, financial responsibility and countless other things that better ourselves and our communities. The most successful New Year’s resolutions I’ve made and kept over the years have been ones that approach a big idea through smaller, achievable milestones. When I decided a few years ago that I wanted to read more I started out, with the goal to read one book each month.

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Happy Holidays!

The Center for Green Schools team is wishing all of our community - teachers, parents, students, policy makers, USGBC chapters, partners and so many more - a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. 

We're looking forward to all of the great green schools work that will happen in 2014! 

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Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List

Mallory Shelter, Communications Specialist

Recipients Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Dec. 17, 2013) — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts.

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What we're thankful for in the green schools movement

Pat Lane, Green Apple Manager

The weather is cooling but the green schools movement is heating up. We wanted to share with you the four things for which we are most grateful this week and hope you do the same in the comments. 

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