Get Involved with the Green Apple Day of Service

(September 12, 2012)

Green Apple Day of ServiceSeptember has arrived and that means that school is now in session for the more than seven million children in the U.S. with asthma.  Because more than 14 million school days are missed every year, due to asthma, it’s important to recognize the need for healthy, sustainable schools. On September 29, 2012, advocates from all over – including the American Lung Association – will come together for the first ever Green Apple Day of Service to participate in projects that will promote clean and healthy school environments.

Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council to enable children to thrive in schools where they will have access to clean and healthy air to breathe. The American Lung Association is a proud supporter of Green Apple Day of Service efforts to clean up the air in schools, providing all children with a safer learning environment.

By getting involved with the Green Apple Day of Service, schools will have the opportunity to improve their learning environments – transforming them into healthy, cost-efficient, and productive places of education. You can help by starting a project, like the American Lung Association sponsored Healthy Air Audit, or creating your very own community project. Visit Green Apple’s project ideas to learn more about the variety of ways in which you and your community can participate in the Green Apple Day of Service.

Help promote the Green Apple Day of Service by spreading the news on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to tag the Center for Green Schools on Facebook when you have started your own project and tweet @mygreenschools.

Join the movement to bring healthy, sustainable classrooms to children all across the world. Together we can help improve the lives and futures of millions of children.

Are you a school nurse, teacher, or school staff person?
Learn how you can help to support an asthma-friendly school year with the American Lung Association Back to School with Asthma Toolkit.