USGBC Students Kicks Off Another Stellar Year! | U.S. Green Building Council
Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more

USGBC Students Kicks Off Another Stellar Year!

Published on Written by Posted in Center for Green Schools

College students across the nation are gearing up for another great year with USGBC Students to transform their campuses and build their careers. After an action-packed spring semester with building tours, job fairs and service projects, USGBC Students took the summer to recharge and organize and are ready to hit the ground running this fall. The kick-off event for the fall semester will be the return of “Don’t Be Trashy,” an event in which upperclassmen orchestrate recycling for freshman move-in week to reduce waste and divert trash from landfills while sharing sustainable practices with the newest members of their college community.

Another event which will engage over 200 USGBC Students groups spanning across the country will be the first annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept.29. This international movement calls on supporters everywhere to take action toward healthier, safer schools by completing service projects at local schools and campuses on September 29. It’s easy to get involved in volunteering or hosting an event, like our USGBC Students groups have done, just register or join an event on

Completely new to the USGBC Students program this year is our USGBC Students bus tour to Greenbuild! In November, in collaboration with students of Cornell University Sustainable Design, we will be taking a bus from Ithaca, New York to Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California, stopping at K-12 schools along the way to complete service projects and leave a lasting impact on the health and safety of our nation’s students. Engaging the talent and commitment of many USGBC Students groups along the way, this is an epic first for the USGBC Students program.

We’ve got a lot planned, and it’s not too late to get on board for the school year – students and faculty members looking to join or start a group on their campus can visit our website for resources and more information. Professionals with an interest in engaging students in green building can support USGBC Students by applying to be a regional chair.

It’s an exciting and action-packed time for USGBC Students and the fall is shaping up to be another great semester to raise awareness and create positive change on campuses across the nation.

  • 8
    Patrick Lane made 8 contributions in the last 6 months

Patrick Lane

Project Manager, Green Apple U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC Articles can be accessed in the USGBC app for iOS or Android on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
iOS App on App StoreAndroid app on Google Play
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on LinkedIn
In Center for Green Schools 05.25.2016

Apply for an EDspaces grant: Help schools enhance their learning environments

In Center for Green Schools 05.20.2016

LEED Lab: Your ticket to a career in sustainability

In Center for Green Schools 05.18.2016

LEED Lab in action: UCSB project certifies under LEED v4 O+M

In Center for Green Schools 05.6.2016

Teacher Appreciation Week: Shout-outs from USGBC staff