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Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club Participates in Green Apple Day of Service Event
Volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security work with Club members
on hands-on energy projects.
West Palm Beach, FL (Oct. 13 2016) – Recently, the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club and volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security spent the afternoon working together on energy-conscious projects in observance of Green Apple Day of Service.
Volunteers from UTC Climate, Controls & Security assisted nearly 50 Club members in developing a basic understanding of solar energy through hands-on activities that demonstrated how solar energy can transform into kinetic energy, thermal energy, chemical energy and electricity. They also learned about wind and how to measure wind speed and direction, and investigated how wind works and generates electricity. Club members and volunteers worked together to build solar houses and wind mills and had the opportunity to head outdoors to evaluate and measure the amounts of energy generated from each. Volunteers taught Club members about transformation of energy and how each of us can do our part to reduce energy consumption and pollutants to create a more sustainable environment.
Afterwards, volunteers hosted a Q&A session where Club members were able to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of conserving natural resources and incorporating sustainable green practices in their daily lives. Children also had the opportunity to learn about UTC Climate, Controls & Security and each of the volunteers’ professional background.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools created the Green Apple Day of Service in 2012. Green Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.
UTC is a founding sponsor of the Center for Green Schools, whose mission is to transform schools to make them better for the environment, less expensive to operate, and healthier places to learn and work. UTC employees are performing Green Apple Day of Service events around the world, including China and India.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.
About Green Apple Day of Service
Green Apple Day of Service brings volunteers around the world together to host local service projects that make communities healthier and more sustainable. Green Apple Day of Service is a moment 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 prepare for a Day of Service event, visit www.greenapple.org