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See what the 2018 Green Apple Day of Service honorees have to say about the worldwide effort to create healthier, greener schools.

For the first time this year, Green Apple Day of Service Awards were presented to leaders and projects who organized a network of nearly one million volunteers globally for Green Apple Day of Service. The awards were presented by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and the Green Schools National Network at the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado.

There are more than 700 million students worldwide, and one-eighth of those students enter a K–12 facility each day. Now is the time to prioritize how we educate and take care of the schools that house the leaders of tomorrow—especially when it comes to environmental sustainability.

Green Apple Day of Service takes place in over 70 countries and celebrates the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of global leaders in sustainability. With over 580 projects completed, sustainability in schools is gaining greater traction, from the support of health and wellness initiatives to access to environmental literacy programs.

We asked this year’s honorees to share their inspiration for becoming involved in the Green Apple Day of Service: