Commitment to Action

Where We Learn Matters: Transforming Schools via Green Apple

Commitment by

U.S. Green Building Council, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In 2012, the Center for Green Schools (the Center) at the U.S. Green Building Council and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), in partnership with United Technology Corporation, committed to launch the Green Apple Initiative (Green Apple). Green Apple is a public awareness campaign with the goal of informing parents, teachers, students, and communities in the United States and around the world that physical spaces matter when it comes to learning and that educating students in healthy, safe, and efficient places can enhance their experiences. Leveraging their key strengths, the commitment makers and partners will implement Green Apple through large-scale events, grassroots activities, media outreach, corporate and NGO partnerships, celebrity ambassadors, school curricula, and social media. The Center will also launch an annual Green Apple Day of Service, when 2,500 volunteer-driven school improvement projects will take place across the world.

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Commitment

Where We Learn Matters: Transforming Schools via Green Apple

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$1,600,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Oceania

Countries

ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, Australia, BARBADOS, BRAZIL, Canada, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, ETHIOPIA

Commitment by

U.S. Green Building Council, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

National School Supply and Equipment Association, American Lung Association, Earth Day Network, Green Sports Alliance, Architecture For Humanity, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Johnson, Green Ambassadors Institute, Global Communities, American Federation of Teachers, Tigerlake Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, Hanley Wood, Interface, Inc., Martin O'Malley, National Education Association, Robert Redford, Excel Dryer, SolarCity, Council of Educational Facilities