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September 2012

Published on September 13, 2012 Written by Brittany Ireland Posted in Center for Green Schools

Smiles, speed and skill pretty much sums up the beginning of my internship at the U.S. Green Building Council.

Smiles. On my first day, I am willing to bet that every single person greeted me with a warm grin. Fresh to the team, I immediately noticed the culture of this great non-profit. If the staff being a pleasure...

Published on September 6, 2012 Written by Hannah Debelius Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Apple Day of Service is less than a month away, but it’s not too late to plan something great! When I was in elementary school, we had a giant map of the United States painted on the blacktop. This simple picture let students have fun outside, use their imagination and learn about geography all at the same time. Whether it is a map of...

Published on September 5, 2012 Written by Hannah Debelius Posted in Center for Green Schools

Standing on the county dock in Crisfield, Maryland where route 413 dead ends at the Chesapeake Bay, I felt like a kindergartener waiting for the bus on the first day of school. Another outdoor educator at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation had showed me how to find my ferry and then left me standing on...

Published on September 4, 2012 Written by Emily Davis Posted in Center for Green Schools

Now that school has already begun, it’s the perfect time to think about ways to get involved in the Green Apple Day of Service! Here are 10 great projects that any parent or teacher can plan for their classroom.

  1. Natural light is wonderful. It can help ease eyestrain and lower power...