Treasure Coast Generation Green - Announcement of 2012 Green Apple Awards

  • 14 Apr 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Indian River State College, Main Campus, Building E, Room 108/109, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981


  • Guest pass for Treasure Coast School System Administrators and Employees

Registration is closed

Announcement of 2012
Green Apple Awards

Presenting Sponsor

Morganti was founded in 1920, the company is a contracting firm to a major international construction management organization as a leader in construction industry techniques.

Official Sponsor

Charles Arnold Surveying, Mapping and Consulting

ANNOUNCEMENT: Treasure Coast School System Administrators and Employees may register and attend this event as a guest.

The Treasure Coast Branch of the USGBC South Florida Chapter is proud to introduce Generation Green, an annual event to formally recognize and commend the schools, administrators, teachers, parents, and students in the Treasure Coast who have implemented and committed to green innovation in their community, campus, classroom, and at home. 

Speakers for this event:

Candice Keating - 3rd Grade Teacher, Palm City Elementary
Candice is the chair of the Palm City Elementary - Green Team who's green mission and programs are being implemented at the school and within the community.

Chip Watson - 6th and 7th Grade English Teacher, St. Edwards School
Chip previously taught middle school earth science and had his students study renewable and nonrenewable energy resources through the lens of sustainability and conservation. Students were taught how their actions can have a direct and positive impact on the environment.


John Michael Hall
- 3rd Grade Student, Palm City Elementary
John is a member of the Kids Green Team at Palm City Elementary who's green mission and programs are being implemented at the school and within the community.

George J. Katilus IV
- 7th Grade Student, Gifford Middle School in Vero Beach
George was responsible for organizing an initiative to help restore oyster reefs in the Mosquito Lagoon.


Ed Ciampi
- Chairman of the Martin County Commission
Commissioner Ciampi championed the implementation of green initiatives at his children's elementary school while involved with the school's Parent Teacher Association group.

On April 14th at IRSC, the Treasure Coast Branch will present examples of green sustainable practices that are being implemented by teachers, students, and parents in the Treasure Coast.  This is grassroots advocacy at its finest.  Sustainability starts in the classroom and at home with what we like to call, Generation Green.

During this introductory event, the Treasure Coast Branch's volunteers will announce to the public our plans for The Green Apple Awards, slated for debut in conjunction with Earth Day 2012.

The Green Apple Awards will be presented in 2012 for each of the following categories:

  • Green Superintendent/Dean
  • Green School Board Member/Trustee
  • Green Principal/Department Head
  • Green School/Campus
  • Green Classroom
  • Green Teacher/Faculty Staff
  • Green Parent
  • Green Student

The Green Apple Awards

2012 Nomination Criteria

  • Open to all public and private K-12 schools and higher education institutes.
  • Must be located within the USGBC South Florida Chapter - Treasure Coast Branch's geographical region, which includes the counties of Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin.
  • To qualify for consideration, the nominee's initiative/program/project must have been implemented. (Need time frame)
  • A nomination may not be entered in more than one category.
  • Neither applicants nor nominees are required to be members of the USGBC or the USGBC South Florida Chapter.
2011 sponsors will have their logo displayed on the 2012 Green Apple Awards banner. We are currently accepting multiple sponsors for this event. Contact David Phillips

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Presenters or Volunteers: If you have any questions regarding the Treasure Coast Branch, would like to participate in future presentations, or become a member of our volunteer family, please contact Niki Gozdz 

Join: To join the USGBC South Florida Chapter, click here or you can join at any of the meetings.


Thank you for your support of our nonprofit organization!  We look forward to working with you to help educate, enlighten and empower our region to adopt an approach to building that is both ecologically and economically sustainable. 


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