New Mentor

Shelby Cohen  <>

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.

New Mentor


Greg Sponseller <>

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.


Air Quality

River Bluff High School students check the Air Quality Index at  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.