The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) and Balfour Beatty Construction recently partnered with John J. Montgomery Elementary School in Chula Vista, CA, to host the 3rd annual Green Apple Day of Service.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the school was abuzz as more than 75 volunteers, including students, came out to green the campus by performing service work and commencing a year-long Green Schools Challenge.
Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty’s Southwest Division President said his team felt privileged to be there, breaking a sweat with fellow subcontractors, vendors, and members of the district to improve the school. “Everyone is excited about it, and we are happy to be part of it.”
Volunteers completed a wide range of projects around the school, including:
- Creating and planting a new student garden
- Painting a mural (with help of a professional artist and students)
- Installing new irrigation, weeding, and general painting
- Landscaping including new mulch, fencing, plants, and walkways
The work at Montgomery Elementary will improve the learning environment for students and teachers to come—every child deserves a healthy and sustainable school.