Meet the Green Apple Day of Service team

Published on: 
July 29, 2014
Hannah Debelius

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

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.

We invite you to reach out to the your region's organizer or visit to make your Green Apple Day of Service commitment!

Meet the team

Aaron Fiber, Green Apple Support: (, 202.552.1361)

  • Aaron was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He likes to spend his free time golfing, doing any sport that involves a board, or just “chillaxing” with his family. 
  • Favorite project idea: “The Colby School District forest clean up while playing… DISC GOLF!!!! It’s a super creative way to have fun while improving the community!”

Brianna Betts, Capacity Organizer: Upper North East (NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME) and Heartland (ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, IL, WI, IN, MI, OH) (, 202.742.3760)

  • An Ohio native, Brianna enjoys exploring art museums and watching Netflix as often as possible
  • Favorite project idea: “Planting a school garden — growing up on a farm, fresh produce was always great to have!”

Dorien Blythers, Capacity Organizer: West coast (CA, WA, OR, AK, HI); Mid-Atlantic (PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV) (, 202.552.1355)

  • Dorien has been a Washington, DC, resident for seven years. When Dorien isn’t talking to community leaders, teachers, and parents about the Green Apple Day of Service he enjoys horseback riding, karaoke, and playing tennis!
  • Favorite project idea: “’Lights Out Day!’ Your school agrees to turn off all overhead lights in classrooms and multipurpose spaces for an entire day! Students get involved by wearing bright colors and learning in natural sunlight while the school saves energy and money on their electric bill! I love this project because any school can do it and it doesn’t take long to plan!”

Emily Olsen-Harbich, Partnership Organizer: Organizational Partners and Friends of Green Apple Day of Service (, 202.552.1395)

  • An avid traveler, Emily enjoys exploring new places, though often gets lost. 
  • Favorite project idea: “Many people live only a few miles from their schools. I like the idea of a ‘Bike to School Day’, because it may inspire people to discover how easy biking can actually be.”

Maria Martinez, Capacity Organizer: South Central and Florida/Caribbean (TX, OK, LA, FL, PR) (, 202.742.3805)

  • A Florida native, Maria loves anything water related and taking long bike rides. She is passionate about progressive causes and “geeks out” when reading about environmental policy. 
  • Favorite project idea: “All outdoor projects are the best – getting it touch with nature is the best way to engage students in caring about green causes!”

Suzi Warren, Capacity Organizer: Mid-South (KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AR, MS, AL); West (MT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, NV, UT) (, 202.742.3762)  

  • Suzi is a recent DC transplant from Denver who bakes “a mean chocolate chip cookie,” loves adventures, and is always dreaming up new places to travel! 
  • Favorite project idea: “I first got involved with sustainability in High School doing energy audits, so naturally my favorite idea is doing energy and lighting audits to show students how easy it is to reduce energy and see relatively immediate results!”

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