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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.)
shoe collection 99 shoes.2015-16

 

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

Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Breathe Better (Anti-Idling) Enroll now for the 2018-2019 school year to minimize idling at your school:http://www.scdhec.gov/Apps/Environment/B2BreatheBetter/Home/NewApplicant Note: Schools need to re-enroll each school year. Contact:  Amy Curran or Adey Olatosi <breathebetter@dhec.sc.gov>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.

 

October:

Monday, October 22nd Deadline: Childrens Book Contest hosted by PalmettoPride. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 24th: Midlands Green Steps Award, Training and Update Session. This is going to be held at the NEW Palmetto Experience (300 Candi Lane, by the Zoo) 4pm to 5:00pm. RSVP to Jane Hiller. This is the rescheduled date from the one that was canceled September 12th due to weather.

October 31st Deadline to submit entries for the Midlands’ America Recycles Day “Rethink Contest”: Students K-12 are encouraged to research local species of owls then upcycle cardboard to make their favorite owl. Send up to 3 entries per school including pictures and student research to Jane Hiller. Up to 30 participants will be invited to compete for a $100 cash prize at Riverbanks Zoo on Saturday, November 17th. 

November:

Thursday, November 1st: 4-5:30pm “Soil Science and Classroom and School Garden Composting” at H.E. Corley Elementary School (1500 Chadford Rd, Irmo) RSVP to Jane Hiller by October 29th.

Wednesday, November 7th: Horry County Green Steps Award, Training and Update Session. Lakewood Elementary (1675 Hwy 396 Myrtle Beach 29575) 4pm to 5:30pm. RSVP to Jane Hiller

December:

4th and 5th Grade Students: Write and Illustrate a book that focuses on the power of electricity in our lives. Learn more and register online by clicking here.

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