Oakview Elementary School was named the 2018 Green Steps “Restore School of the Year” check out their website to see why–>https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/green-steps-program/
CrossRoads Intermediate School students will be posting frequent pictures of the plastic drink bottles they are recycling as part of the SC Department of Commerce’s “Your Bottle Means Jobs” school contest in the greater Columbia area. Participating schools will be included in a drawing for an Adirondack chair made from recycled bottles.
Campaign details here: https://yourbottlemeansjobs.com/
School contest details here: https://yourbottlemeansjobs.com/schools/
Fifth-grade students and their teachers enjoyed an in-school field trip to learn about reducing, reusing, recycling composting and how recycling is sorted at their local MRF (Material Recovery Facility). They also learned how run-off pollution impacts their local watershed. Guest speakers included Janice Allen, Jane Hiller, and Chanda Cooper.
St. Joseph Catholic Middle School’s Green Steps team hit the ground running this year with “Tap and Stack,” a program designed to decrease the volume of waste after lunch and recover some fruit and vegetable waste for composting. By stacking the lunch cups and trays, the team was able to reduce the number of full trash cans from 8 down to 3 during lunch periods last year.