Cleanlink News | 11/28/2012
Excel Dryer Joins the Center for Green Schools
Excel Dryer, Inc. announces its role as a partner of Green Apple, an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. Through this partnership, Excel Dryer will help educate a new generation about the importance of sustainable buildings and environmental stewardship.
“As an active member of USGBC, Excel Dryer is pleased to join forces with the Center for Green Schools and Green Apple. Together, we will advance the development of high-performing green schools creating better learning environments for our nation’s students,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing, Excel Dryer.
As part of its collaboration with Green Apple, Excel Dryer has announced availability of the Green Apple XLERATOR (XL-SI-1.1) custom cover hand dryer.
“Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers provide our customers with a simple and effective way to support the development of green schools while helping to meet sustainability, hygiene and cost saving objectives in their own facilities,” added Gagnon.
Green Apple was recently recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting and kicked-off its official launch with the first-ever Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 29, 2012. The Day of Service is an annual event that brings together advocates from around the world, including students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more, to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools, and presents an opportunity for substantial change to be made in support of healthy, sustainable schools.
“The conversation around education most often focuses on ‘what’ children are learning and ‘who’ is teaching them, but through Green Apple we are bringing attention to ‘where’ our children learn because we understand that where we learn matters,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “We know how to create high-performing schools that save hundreds of thousands of dollars and provide enhanced learning environments for our children. But we can’t do it alone, and through the support of our partners we are seeing change happen."