Talking with clients about the Green Apple Day of Service has opened doors for Interface. Below are some examples from 2012:
Mahesh Babooram in Toronto partnered with an A&D firm. The firm's owners closed the office for the day to allow all associates to volunteer, participate in team building and give back to a local school. The team converted an unused courtyard into an outdoor education space at Roselands Junior Public School in Toronto.
Greg Harris led a project with the Charlotte-Mecklenberg (NC) schools, the largest k-12 school district in his territory, and developed a relationship with the Senior Portfolio Director, an important decision maker that was a tough guy to get to know. Greg worked with the Charlotte USGBC chapter and a local dealer to remove worn out broadloom carpet in a computer lab.
Lisa Conway installed 2 Anagrams area rugs at an elementary school in Philadelphia, a target district.
Denise Donovan, Kimberly Sudy, and Jillian Smith in NYC installed carpet at The Door, a counseling service and shelter for at-risk and disconnected youth.
Claudia Martins, Claudio Valerio, Marcos Moya, Silvana Keidel in Brazil did landscaping and education on biophilia for a school in Sao Paulo. In Curitiba, they installed carpet at a shelter for youth.
Chris Johnson and the Chicago team installed carpet at the Academy for Global Citizenship (Chicago public schools)
Claire Balfour participated in Green Fest at Small Middle School in Austin, TX and installed carpet.
Katie Love in Boston volunteered with A&D customers at a local creative reuse center, and donated waste carpet materials such as yarn and cardboard tubes for classrooms and art supplies.
Brandon Maddox in California worked for months to get an appointment with a key facility manager, but armed with the Green Apple flyer, he immediately got 20 minutes.
Interface Services conducted a school yard clean up at local elementary school.
Susan Lewis led installation of carpet at Troup High School and Whitesville Rd Elementary School.
Andrea Sanders partnered with West Point Elementary to tear down an old greenhouse, fix up landscaping, and clean out and update a fish pond.
Teresa Hanson at FLOR worked with over 10 FLOR stores to create inviting reading areas at local schools and non-profits.