About and Contact

About Green Steps Program for Environmental Education

Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual schools to take annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

In June 2016, 44 schools in 9 counties earned awards for nearly 200 Green Step projects. Nineteen schools are now designated certified Green Step schools for sustaining two or more model quality projects in each of three categories: conserve, protect, and restore. Twenty-one non-formal environmental educators also received recognition at the June 2016 awards ceremony for mentoring these schools.

If your school is interested in participating in Green Steps, please contact:

Jacq Buck
Executive Director
Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Phone: (803) 733-2526
Jane Hiller
Education Specialist
Sonoco Recycling
Phone: (803) 779-0608

Amanda Edwards
S.C. DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
Phone:(803)898-0998