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. Learn more »

Projects

Coffee Chat

Bring some fellow parents together for a conversation on what sustainability activities are going on at the schools in your community.

Plant a Garden

When kids see and learn about where their veggies come from, there’s a good chance they are going to eat more of them, which could help lower obesity rates and make our children healthier.

Create Signage

Signs are a great way to remind people to turn off lights or to not leave a faucet running, resulting in better operational practices and more savings for your local schools and campuses.

Recycle

Recycling can include paper, plastics, glass, and aluminum. Increasingly, electronic waste is being recycled to prevent toxic metals from ending up in landfills. In many parts of the world there is an informal system of people who pick through the trash first before it reaches the city garbage truck.

Show Off

If you already have a green school, why not host an open house to show it off?

Healthy Air Checklist

According to the American Lung Association, asthma affects the lives of over 7 million children under 18 in the U.S. and accounted for 14.4 million lost schools days in 2008. Find out if the air in your child's school is healthy to breathe.

Collect Rain

According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, during an average rainstorm more than 700 gallons of water run off the roof of a typical home. That’s enough water to take 17 baths or 58 showers!

Lighting Audit

According to ENERGYSTAR, school districts in the U.S. spend more than $6 billion annually on energy with slightly more than 25 percent of electricity being used on lighting.

Green Ribbon Schools

Connect your school to existing federal resources to make it a healthier, more sustainable and cost-effective place to prepare your students for the challenges of the 21st century.

Create a Mural

A mural is a great and public way for a school to show its commitment to healthy and sustainable learning environments.

Green Nutrition

Not all food is created equal! Some conventional food production is often energy intensive and detrimental to the environment. Enjoy creating a positive influence to your health and the environment through vegetable consumption!

Improve Indoor Air

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, where pollutant levels can be from 2-100 times higher than outdoors. Help improve air quality at a school near you.

Care for a Street Tree

Join MillionTreesNYC and care for a young street tree in your neighborhood! Choose a street tree near your home or school.

Energy Audit

Did you know that buildings consume approximately 39 percent of the energy and 74 percent of the electricity produced annually in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Water Audit

According to the EPA, each year more than 1 trillion gallons of water pass through our sink faucets in the United States. Installing aerators and other accessories can reduce a sink's water flow by 30 percent or more!

Conduct a Campus Sustainability Assessment

With so much activity happening on college and university campuses these days, it is sometimes difficult to step back and see the big picture. Kick-off your fall semester by conducting a campus sustainability assessment which will help the community prioritize activities, garner support and plan for the future.

Earn Tree Campus USA Recognition for Your College Campus

Trees provide many benefits to the environment like absorbing carbon in the atmosphere, decreasing storm-water runoff, and providing habitat for wildlife. Elevate awareness for your campus trees this fall by applying for Tree Campus USA recognition.

Love Your Tree

Love Your Tree is an art-based program developed by The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt to prevent eating disorders by focusing on projects which promote a positive body image. The Love Your Tree Poster Campaign is one of these programs which incorporates body image and body diversity by challenging students to create a positive message about their body using the metaphor of a tree. The designs created are the basis for a poster which carries the message, “Like a tree my body is…” The designs created are part of an on-going gallery on the Center’s website. Students viewing these images are inspired to consider the positive elements of growth, change and natural beauty.

SCOTTIES TREES ROCK! Video Contest

The SCOTTIES Trees Rock! Video Contest allows kids in 3rd through 5th grade to express why trees are important to them, their school and community!

Learn About Asthma Triggers at School

Lots of our kids have asthma, lots of us do too! When we know what triggers asthma episodes, we can work together to prevent asthma attacks in our homes and schools.

Energy Awareness Campaign

Reducing the amount of energy we use at school can be challenging. A great way to make sure everyone at your school is working together to save energy in the building is to get the word out to the school community. The more people that are informed and on-board, the greater the impact will be.

How Green is Your Community?

Join TurfMutt and investigate the green spaces in your community! Local green spaces are a great place to learn about the importance of caring for the environment. Identify the green spaces in your area and find out why they are important and how they affect your life.

Green Apple Day of Service

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The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. Be sure to check out project ideas, read last year's highlights and register your 2014 project today!

Who we are

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.  Learn more »