By Grey Lee
On September 27th, 2014, students, teachers, parents, and companies from around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools as part of Green Apple Day of Service
. Through local service projects, we are bringing attention to the fact that “where we learn matters”.
Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) is the Green Schools Committee's biggest program – and this year we have mini-grants available to support schools in their greening efforts! Please pass along this opportunity to your local school – even better, take advantage of this opportunity if you work for a school. Details about the mini-grant application process are below. The deadline is tight – August 25, 2014 – but if you are interested and need more time contact me directly – Steve Muzzy [email protected]
Green Apple Day of Service Mini-Grant Details
Thanks to the generous support of Capitol Waste Services, Triumph Modular, Re-Stream,Arrowstreet, National Grid, NSTAR, and Excel Dryer, the USGBC MA Chapter is providing a total of 14 grants of $400 each to help Massachusetts schools fund Green Apple Day of Service projects such as a recycling assembly, garden planting, waste free lunch, clutter cleanouts, etc.
In addition, local utilities National Grid and NSTAR have made an additional twelve mini grants of $400 available to schools that are in these respective service territories for ENERGY RELATED TOPICS. Note that National Grid has split their 6 grants and are offering 3 grants each to schools in MA and RI. To see which utility your school is under check the following links – NSTAR communities and National Grid communities.
- Any K-12 school or college, university in the State of Massachusetts is eligible to apply for a USGBC MA Green Apple Day of Service mini grant.
- Schools applying for NSTAR or National Grid grants must be in these utility service territories.
Grant Deliverables – if awarded the grant, you agree to the following:
- Register your Green Apple Day of Service project at www.mygreenapple.org by September 1st, 2014. See current MA registered projects.
- Document your project/event by taking pictures and/or video and sharing them along with a 300-word blog post with USGBC MA.
- Share your event via social media and include the @usgbcma in your tweets.
- Provide USGBC MA with the total number of students, staff, and community members involved with your project, any leveraged funds and total cost of the project by October 1, 2014.
To apply for a GADOS Mini-Grant:
Green Apple projects are held at schools on or around September 27th, 2014. Application deadline has been extended to August 25, 2014. Awards will be made in early September.
Thank you to our generous Green Apple Day of Service Mini Grant sponsors and their support of healthy, sustainable schools.