Green Apple, a global initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council providing individuals, companies, and organizations the opportunity to transform schools into healthier, safer, more cost-efficient, and more productive learning places, celebrated its official launch with the first Green Apple Day of Service Sept. 29.

The event brought together students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies, and more for service projects at local schools.

To learn more about Green Apple, visit http://mygreenapple.org/.