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Meadow Glen Elementary  shoe collection campaign for Keep the Midlands Beautiful this year and some of our GREEN TEAM RECYCLERS

While our team worked hard to promote collection, they were disappointed in only collecting 99 pairs of shoes. I reminded them that:
– that was 198 shoes that didn’t go into the landfill and
– they should focus on how to increase the number for next year. (They decided that next year, month’s in advance, they will begin using  advertising teasers promoting the upcoming shoe drive.)
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Cardboard egg cartons worked very well as pea seed starters, when placed into a saucer like container with about 1/8 inch of water. (More water = too soggy, no water= not soft enough to decompose when transplanted placed into soil, so those received pencil poked holes. My best guess is we have planted over 300 pea seeds.peas planted in egg carton pots20160323_114726


Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Breathe Better (Anti-Idling) Enroll now for the 2017-2018 school year to minimize idling at your school: Note: Schools need to re-enroll each school year. Contact:  Leslie Coolidge or Adey Olatosi <>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.


March 2018

Project WET Workshop: Friday, March 9th from 9am to 4:30pm at Moore Farms Botanical Garden (100 New Zion Rd. Lake  City, SC 29560). The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

Effective Marketing for Environmental  Campaigns. Tuesday, March 13th from 9am to 10am by City of Columbia Assistant Superintendent Samantha Yager. This will take place at Sonoco Recycling Education Center. Click here for more information and to register.

April 2018

Florence County Green Step Training: Olanta Elementary School (312 N. Jones Rd. Olanta, SC 29114). Monday, April 9th 10am to 11:30am. 

Field to Fork: Thursday, April 12th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at City Roots Farm and Market (1005 Airport Blvd. Columbia, SC 29205). Educators will tour City Roots Farm SC first urban farm. Please see flyerfor more information and how to register. Maximum of 35 attendees, so don’t miss out!

Green Steps Training:  Tuesday, April 17th 4:30 to 5:30. Newington Elementary School (10 Charles Circle Summerville, SC 29485). RSVP to Jane Hiller.




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