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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

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Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Breathe Better (Anti-Idling) Enroll now for the 2017-2018 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:  Leslie Coolidge or Adey Olatosi <breathebetter@dhec.sc.gov>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.

August:

4H Volunteer Leaders Symposium: Saturday, August 11th from 9am to 4pm. Midlands Tech- Northeast campus. See flyer for more information.

August Meetup and Tour- Tuesday, August 14th at the Richland County C&D Landfill (1070 Caughman Rd, N. Columbia, SC 29203). Meet Midlands Environmental Educator from 3pm to 4pm then tour landfill from 4pm to 5:30pm. Please register here or RSVP to Jane Hiller.

September:

September Meetup and Tour- Tuesday, September 11th at the Lexington County Edmund Landfill (498 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073). Meet Midlands Environmental Educator from 3pm to 4pm then tour landfill from 4pm to 5:30pm. Please register here or RSVP to Jane Hiller.

Wednesday, September 12th: Midlands Green Steps Award, Training, and Update Session. Harbison State Forest Education Center 4pm to 5:30pm. RSVP to Jane Hiller.

October:

Tuesday, October 2nd: Upstate Green Steps Award, Training and Update Session. SC Botanical Garden 4pm to 5:30pm. RSVP to Jane Hiller.

November:

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

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Seaside Elementary, is one of six Horry County Schools with a new Commercial Compost Program

with SMART Recycling. Lunch room “left-overs” are now separated into recycling, compost and landfill trash.

Ocean Bay Middle School, a certified SC Green Step School, is also participating.

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