By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager
Green Apple Day of Service 2015
One quarter of Americans pass through a school on a given school day. Here at the the USGBC MA we are committed to green buildings and the savings, health and financial benefits which come with green design. The Green Apple Day of Service, Sept. 26, 2015, will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more. Our vast network of champions will demonstrate the strength and breadth of our movement, leaving a meaningful and lasting local impact on our world’s schools.
Past Projects Sponsored by Eversource (2014)
Last year the Chapter coordinated with 38 schools for the Day of Service. Of these schools, Eversource sponsored the following six schools allowing them to be most effective with their projects. Read below to see the impact!
Alighieri Montessori School- Constructed and planted a new garden to teach students how they can positively impact climate change by demonstrating the connection between farming locally in urban environments and the reduction of CO2 emissions and heat island effect.
Boston Green Academy- Insulated, installed water aerators and gardening taught these student how to care for the environment
Boston Latin School – Discussed international smog issues and how to implement energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products to help solve the global issue.
Manning Elementary School – Conducted a lighting and energy audit to determine places at the Manning school where we could use more efficient lighting (e.g., LEDs) or use daylighting more effectively.
McKinley Middle School – Evaluated the school's current lighting usage, determine which areas had the highest impact when converted to more energy efficient lightly methods and implement new more energy efficient bulbs, as well as posted small signs next to light switches to encourage energy conservation.
Dallin School – Created an energy efficiency campaign for the Dallin School.