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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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Growing Green Apple seeds into a global orchard

Tamara Arsenault, Global Communities

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What it means to be a restorative business

Melissa Vernon, Director of Sustainable Strategy, Interface, Inc.

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Green Apple Day of Service: Accelerating green building through education

John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial Systems

As we look ahead to Greenbuild, we do so knowing that our schools are more sustainable today than they were a year ago thanks to the hard work of the Center for Green Schools. The Center’s recent Green Apple Day of Service netted nearly 2,100 volunteer projects globally, with thousands of volunteers spreading the word about the benefits of a sustainable environment. 

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USGBC’s Second Annual Green Apple Day of Service Brings Together Thousands of Volunteers to Improve Local Schools

Mallory Shelter

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Sept. 30, 2013) – On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) brought together thousands of volunteers to participate in nearly 2,100 service projects in all 50 states and more than 30 countries for the second annual Green Apple Day of Service.

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