It’s that time again! Students of all ages are racing back into school buildings across the country to be joined by their friends, ready for new lessons and challenges. They are learning some new names and asked to share what they did over the summer. Hundreds of students, grades 2-12, will likely be talking about the environmental service projects that they planned, ran, or volunteered at as part of their membership in the National Green Schools Society (NGSS).
Not only does NGSS, a program of Green Schools, provide a number of environmental programs and resources to develop the next generation of green students and schools, but it seeks to recognize student leaders who are the up-and-coming sustainability superstars of their generation. This year, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and NGSS are teaming up to support students’ efforts to transform local schools through environmental service projects as a part of the 2015 Green Apple Day of Service on September 26.