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Schools that are getting some makeovers here in the city.
From community volunteers and we've got to have -- -- who's -- director of the center for green schools.
She is joining us with more on how on the US green building council is hosting its first.
Green apple day of service.
Coming up on September 20 ninth hi hi how created a great to have you here today.
I'm great thank thank you for having me tell us at all as is about what is -- who started this initiative and why is it getting a lot of attention right now.
Nyad says center for green schools are hosting on September 20 ninth our first annual green apple day and -- best.
To transform the places where kids learn and the places where our teachers teach.
At I think people are getting involved because at the end of the day everybody wants their kids to be healthy and equipped T 68 in the -- So what are some of that what's happening from a local schools -- getting a make over from community volunteers.
You know there's a variety of different activities that will be taking place from painting murals to planting edible schoolyard -- -- too.
Conducting an energy or water on it.
And you can find out more information and search for projects.
Pat in here need her head by visiting Debbie Debbie Debbie -- nine green apple dot org you can also.
-- register our product and your own we've got some great information up there on six projects that you can plan and execute in under sixty minutes.
How many schools are taking part in this.
Now -- well over a thousand schools that will participate on September explain ninth all across the globe in all fifty states and on every continent including an Arctic -- Well that's quite a range -- that everything's pretty all these different states -- the country what's gonna -- from teachers.
You know I think -- -- reaction from teachers has been overwhelmingly positive if you talk to the teacher.
They understand better than just about anyone else just how important the way air and education as.
And they're really interested in helping us to get the message out because what we found is that the typical parent and a typical taxpayer.
-- think a lot about the importance of The Who and the like that teachers and the curriculum.
That probably isn't really giving any thought to the way air.
And not only do we like teachers know that the where matters but me as volunteers can make a huge difference in improving the learning environments in the schools where kids -- -- Now is very important environment where school our child is learning I feel as critical.
We've heard so many stories of course over the years of schools not having enough resources to fix up -- classrooms to fix up -- eating areas you know even having.
In and have a garden anywhere -- by the front -- and about on the ground there.
So this is a way to combat that how are you doing this at a time when resources are few and far between.
You know it's not only time to do it when -- -- are few and far between because this is one of the only ways that we can actually discovered money that we didn't even know we had.
And put it back into the classroom where it belongs that typical green school -- a 100000 dollars a year in direct operating expenses.
Which is enough -- to -- two teachers purchase 200 computers are 5000 tech stocks and even just starting small.
Like volunteers will -- on September 20 ninth we can make a huge difference in recovering some of those dollars that are.
Pretty much flying right out the window when we talk about energy.
-- -- -- -- -- that -- is great to have you here I applaud your efforts to get volunteers involved in.
Helping to promote better environments for our young people today they certainly deserve it and we have are happy to know that said the twenty ninth is a big day.
Where a lot of folks are coming together for a very great cause thank you so much.
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