The Coil Group, mobile application developers based in Rochester, Michigan were selected this year to develop the free mobile app that supports and connects educators, parents and all advocates of green learning environments, leading up to the 2013 Center for Green Schools annual Green Apple Day of Service,Saturday September 28.
Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future, www.mygreenapple.org
A quarter of all Americans walk through the doors of a school every day. Yet instead of walking into places of opportunity, millions enter buildings where the air they breathe is filled with toxins and mold, where classrooms are poorly lit and overcrowded, and where resources are limited and outdated. The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. To volunteer for a local project, use the free app, or visit mygreenapple.org and enter your zipcode.
The Coil Group developed the Free Green Apple app for iPhone and iPad which allows users to share a photo easily with friends and family and through social media, to showcase important places where you learn. Use the featured stencils to highlight aspects of schools you like, and things you wish would be changed. Use the tagline “where we learn matters” to demonstrate your commitment to healthy, high-performing schools. “It is not very often than an opportunity arises to actually foster positive change in the world through a mobile device application”, says Coil Group Founder Jim Brown, “This project was very exciting and gratifying to us for that reason, and we hope it creates great new conversations and connections along with healthier learning environments for everyone.”
This app is brought to you by Green Apple, a cause-marketing initiative from the Center for Green Schools at theUnited States Green Building Council. “This is a great opportunity for the whole community to support our neighborhood schools, because our children learn there, and where they learn matters,” says Peggy Matta, AIA, LEED AP, Chair of the Green Schools Advocacy Committee, USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter.
• Share photos of where you learn on Twitter and Facebook
• Submit your photos to MyGreenApple.org to be featured in our photo gallery
• Receive news about the Green Apple campaign and Green Schools
• Learn how to volunteer for a Day of Service project at a school near you
The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. We believe that everyone, from the kindergartner entering the classroom to the Ph.D. student performing research in a lab, should have the ability to learn in green buildings.
The Center works directly with teachers, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to create programs, resources and partnerships that transform all schools into healthy learning environments.www.centerforgreenschools.org
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community of members, chapters, advocates and practitioners that give voice to our commitment to improve human health, support economies and protect the environment through green buildings. www.usgbc.org
The Coil Group of Rochester is a professional services firm specializing in the design, build, adoption and management of innovative enterprise-class post PC solutions. Coil transforms organizations looking to drive business value through the adoption of emerging mobile technologies and work-styles. www.thecoilgroup.com
Source: USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter