Join Us For the Green Apple Day of Service


We are happy to report that progress is going extremely well in the NKE Arboretum! In fact, we believe we are getting close to meeting all the requirements to become a certified outdoor classroom as recognized by Nature Explore, which is a program by the Arbor Day Foundation. To that end, we’ll be working on some big projects this Saturday, which is the worldwide Green Apple Day of Service. On this day, coordinated by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), children, parents and staff around the world work on projects to make their schools greener.

At NKE we are focusing our efforts on:

• building a “tree cookie” patio
• installing signs identifying the designated different areas in the NKE Arboretum
• general cleanup
• beginning work on large-scale compost bins by the dumpster area that will handle daily compost from the school’s cafeteria.

Can you join us? Our volunteer days are always a fun way to accomplish something important for the school and meet other school families. Here’s the 411:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 27
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Bring: Work gloves, your kids, water (and wheelbarrows, if you have them)
Enter: School doors closest to the Arboretum will be open (by the 1st/2nd grade hallway)

We hope to see you there!

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