By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate
United Technologies Corp. (UTC), a founding sponsor of the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, encouraged their employees worldwide to lead events for the Green Apple Day of Service this past weekend. UTC's 2015 Service events for the fall season were kicked off in Shanghai by employees from Carrier, Otis, Sigma, Chubb, GST and UTC Aerospace Systems. The volunteers renovated classrooms at the Qingpu Yinxian Primary School and created a library corner with learning materials emphasizing environmental stewardship. Projects in the United States included working with students to build bird feeders using recycled materials in Connecticut to planting a garden and teaching students the benefits of healthy eating and sustainable food production in Florida.
“UTC's steadfast commitment to the green schools movement is best exemplified by their annual participation in Green Apple Day of Service,” said Rachel Gutter, director, Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council. “Since we launched the event in 2012, hundreds of UTC employees have dedicated their time to organize and lead high-impact school transformation projects throughout the communities in which they live and serve. By acting on the shared belief that where our students learn matters, UTC leadership on Green Apple Day of Service has accelerated our progress toward providing safer, healthier, more efficient learning environments for all students within this generation.”
This coming week NORESCO, a part of UTC, will lead students in an energy audit at Boston Public School's Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, as part of the USGBC's Massachusetts chapter's largest Green Apple Day of Service event in our chapter's history.