Vote for Volunteer IMPACT! – Greening Nonprofits & Schoolyards
Voting is now open for the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award, a prestigious award that recognizes a high-impact, volunteer driven project that contributes to USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all within a generation. This article highlights one of the nominees.
The Green Assistance Program
The Green Assistance Program (GAP) is a project-based education initiative that connects people with interest and expertise in green building to local nonprofits that desire to green their buildings and operations. An ongoing base of volunteers from the San Diego Green Building Council has supported this program over the past three years. The first project, the WorldBeat Center achieved LEED certification. This volunteer-driven program provides hands-on experience to volunteers, supports local nonprofits, and brings more green buildings to our communities!
Schoolyard Revitalization in Philly
The Hackett Schoolyard Revitalization Effort is a partnership that aims to transform the Hackett Schoolyard in Philadelphia into a vibrant, sustainable, and green schoolyard. This effort resulted in community meetings and a Green Apple Day of Service event. Multiple partners were involved, such as the Philadelphia Water Department, the Community Design Collaborative, Land Stewards, the Villanova Lacrosse Team, the School District of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. The effort has early success and volunteers have started planning efforts for the long-term vision of the schoolyard transformation.
If you think these awesome volunteer efforts are worthy of the 2013 Malcolm Lewis Impact! Award, like them on Facebook by Nov. 19.