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USGBC and Cree: 2 Organizations Light Up North Carolina Zoo for Green Apple Day of Service
Asheboro, N.C. — Nov. 10, 2015 — In honor of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple Day of Service, the USGBC North Carolina Chapter and LED innovator Cree, Inc. upgraded the multipurpose room at the North Carolina Zoo with high-quality and energy-efficient Cree LED lighting.
During an interactive day of service, local officials joined USGBC NC, Cree, and students involved in the zoo’s Asheboro High School Science Program to install the new Cree lighting and learn how high-performance LED technology supports better, more energy-efficient learning environments.
“Where we learn matters. Green building improvements like better lighting can enhance the learning environment for our students and save energy. Green Apple Day of Service demonstrates our support of North Carolina’s students, educators, and administrators by helping them achieve brighter spaces for education,” said Emily Scofield, executive director, USGBC NC.
Now in its fourth year, the Green Apple Day of Service aims to improve school environments through service projects, education, community events, and more — uniting and encouraging advocates from around the world to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools.
Through the Day of Service, students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, and companies have the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places.