What is Green Steps?

Green Steps Schools is an environmental education and action initiative that recognizes schools in South Carolina who take annual sustainable steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

Click here to learn how your school can become a Green Steps School!

Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Announcing School Year 2014-2015 as the YEAR OF THE Spider in the Midlands! Calling all artists (ages 3-93) to make spider sculptures from reclaimed materials. Selected sculptures will be placed around the region to advertise a Climate Change Workshop for educators and high school students at Saluda Shoals Park this spring…and other related events. Questions? contact jane.hiller@sonoco.com.

REGISTER NOW! Visit http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/recycle/action.htm to register. For more information, call 1-800-768-7348.

October 2014

Green Apple Day of Service. This is great service project to get involved in whether you are a school or a mentor. Please click on the form that describes you school forms and mentor forms. For more information please click on this link.

Thursday, October 30th. "Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop" from 9am to 12pm. This is being hosted by Lexington County Stormwater Consortiu. This event will take place at the Public Works Building located at 440 Ballpark Rd. The cost to attend is $25. To register for the workshop contact Tina Blum at 359-3165

RADON POSTER CONTEST. Open to 9-14 year olds, prizes for winners, any size poster but 8.5x11 is perferred. Deadline is October 31st to Richelle Tolton. Click here for more information look under additional resources.

November 2014

Saturday, November 8th. Junk Art and ReThink Contest 2014 at Habitat ReStore. Submissions for art projects are due by October 15th. To register to build a birdhouse click here. Supplies for children 5-13 will be available. Adults wishing to make a birdhouse must bring there on. Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 8th (10:00am-11:30am). Eastern BlueBird Workshop. Pontiac Elementary School. Learn to create bluebird habitat at home and school, and build a bluebird nest box (one per family) to take home! For more information please click here. RSVP to Chanda Cooper or 803-576-2084

Saturday, November 15th. International Compost Awareness Week. 2015 Poster Contest. This is for all ages and submissions are FREE. This year's theme is: Be Loyal to your Soil: Compost. For more information click here.

Saturday, November 15th. Carolina Children's Garden School Classes. Contact Leisel Hamilton to rsvp your class spot ($5 per child and a $50 Minimum). For more information click here.

Tuesday, November 18th (4:00pm). Compost Party! Learn how and why to compost at your school. Click here for more information. RSVP to Amanda Edwards or Jane Hiller.



Grant opportunities for the Fall

Check out 'MY GREEN APPS' - your destination for over 100 apps to help you understand and protect the environment. Click here to visit the US EPA My Green Apps site!