***MEDIA ALERT *** [SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION NAME] to participate in Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 26 [Sub-head specific to project or event] CITY/STATE (DATE) – On Sept. 26, 2015, [ORGANIZER NAME] will bring together community volunteers to help make [NAME OF SCHOOL] a healthier, more sustainable learning environment by [TYPE OF EVENT IE PLANTING GARDENS, SETTING UP RECYCLING, ETC]. The Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, brings together advocates from around the world and encourages them to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools. The Day of Service, now in its fourth year, provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to transform all schools into healthy, safe, costefficient and productive learning places. WHAT: [INSERT SPECIFICS ABOUT PROJECT] WHO: [MENTION ANY NOTABLE ATTENDEES] WHERE: [LOCATION OF PROJECT] WHEN: [TIME AND DATE OF PROJECT – be sure to note if there is a specific time for media to attend] CONTACT: INCLUDE MEDIA CONTACT AND INFO ### [ABOUT SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION] [Insert boiler plate] About the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more information, visit centerforgreenschools.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook. About the Green Apple Day of Service The Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event that brings volunteers from around the world together to host local service projects that make schools healthier and more sustainable. Taking place on the last Saturday in September of each year, the Green Apple Day of Service presents an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to take action in their communities and demonstrate that where we learn matters. For more information and to start a Day of Service project, visit mygreenapple.org/dayofservice.