July 7, 2016
by Kari Brizius
Della and I just returned from a magical few days in Houston at the Green Sports Alliance Summit. This conference keeps getting better as the years go on, and I love watching our community come together to share ideas, challenges, and solutions, especially in the world of sports.
There is so much to say about our time in Houston, but here were a few of the highlights:
Green Apple Day of Service
We started the conference by “walking the walk” of the summit’s theme of partnership at the Green Apple Day of Service. This year, it was held on the Yes Prep Northside Campus and the partnership provided the campus with a massive makeover that will benefit the kids who attend Yes Prep.
Together, we planted 14 raised garden beds in the front of the campus, where students will be able to watch the seeds they planted grow into plants that they can harvest and eventually eat. We also updated the storage area for their sports equipment, painted, and built an outdoor gym/classroom space.
The day was built on working together and providing for future generations. Della and I will definitely be back for this day of service next year.