Supporting green, healthy schools during the COVID-19 pandemic

The recent pandemic disrupted the K-12 education system across the globe and curbed much of the hands-on work to improve school environments. The green schools movement continues, and you can be a part of it. Keep our students and our planet healthy through direct action to create better learning spaces in and out of school buildings.

USGBC COVID-19 Resources

Become a champion of healthy learning spaces

The Green Classroom Professional Course breaks down all of the actions that teachers and school staff can take to keep classrooms healthy and green, several of which directly relate to reducing the risk of COVID-19.

#TeachGreen from home

Learning Lab offers lessons and activities that are well-suited for distance learning, and many that are ideal for implementing at home, while being academically rigorous and fostering sustainability literacy.

Help your school teach outside

Where outdoor air quality is healthy, the open air is one of the best ways to keep everyone healthy and safe. This project idea gives your learning community a head start in figuring out how to teach in the great outdoors.

Join our movement

Join an international movement of over a million volunteers in 80 countries to celebrate the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of global leaders in sustainability.

Register your project

Register and complete your project to be eligible for the Green Apple Awards.

Raise funds

Get a fundraising boost by registering your project on our website and, and linking the two.

Tell us about your project

Shout it out on social media using #GreenAppleDay to show others worldwide your school’s day of action and inspire others to join in.

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Spread Inspiration

green apple poster with quote about participation

Download our free poster set featuring quotes about sustainability and participation.

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Browse project ideas

Looking for ideas? Here are some great ways to advance sustainability at a school.

Make an impact on the environment
Make an impact on the environment
Support health and wellness at school
Support health and wellness at school
Advance Environmental and Sustainability Literacy
Advance environmental and sustainability literacy

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Project resources

Green Apple project checklist

Get guidance on the full breadth of hosting a Green Apple Day of Service project, from beginning to end. The project guide includes event flyers, planning checklists and social media tips.

Learn how to plan your project

Dress the part

Outfit your volunteers on Green Apple Day of Service with our exclusive, organic cotton T-shirts, and thank them for their contributions with Green Apple tote bags, water bottles and pins.

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