Shelby Cohen <SCohen@greenvillecounty.org>
is the Community Relations Coordinator for the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District, and is available to mentor projects throughout Greenville County. She has a Master’s in Global Sustainability from the University of South Florida, and has years of experience teaching in Asia and volunteering on organic farms. She would love to mentor any projects related to – you guessed it – soil and water conservation, and is excited to get back in the classroom and help students create meaningful projects!
Shelby would be a great fit for the following projects: CONSERVE Reuse & Green Purchasing; PROTECT Water & Litter Prevention; and RESTORE Soil & Habitat.
Greg Sponseller <GSponseller@horrycountyschools.net>
serves as the Sustainability Analyst for Horry County Schools where he works directly with school stakeholders to promote environmental literacy programs and ensure the efficient operations of District facilities. Greg received his BA from Wittenberg University and his MBA with a concentration in Sustainability from Baldwin Wallace University. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Vice President of the South Carolina School Plant Management Association. Greg can serve as a resource and mentor for any Green Steps project.
January 24th – 4:30-6pm
Sumter County Green Steps Training
at Sumter High School.
RSVP: to Katie Altman-Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Students at St John Neumann Catholic School study abiotic/biotic factors by making soda bottle aquaponic aquariums using bean plants, beta fish, duck weed, elodea plants and rocks.”
Students and community partners planted two Oak Trees on Arbor Day in fond memory of Rick VanDerGeest, their county recycling coordinator, and Green Steps Mentor.
Students at Dutch Fork Elementary Academy of Environmental Sciences show how to make “reusing” fun.
River Bluff High School students check the Air Quality Index at airnow.gov every morning and usually celebrate good air quality by raising a green flag. However, on December 1st the students raised a red flag as an alert that the air quality was unhealthy for people to be outside for long periods of time. Kudos to students across the state who are monitoring and educating about air quality in their communities.
Catawba Trail ES students and staff are making and selling candles to fund their Green Steps projects. The candles are made from donated and reused materials (except for the wicks). In addition, they are earning credit towards a “Green Purchasing” project and keeping old candles and containers out of landfills.
Lakeview Elementary Montessori students celebrated America Recycles Day. They collect recycling bi-weekly and Greenwood County provides pickup. Great team effort!