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Pilot Food Waste Project


Lunch scraps are being turned into plant food at a local elementary school, thanks to a new recycling program and lots of environmentally conscious students. Dutch Fork Elementary School in Irmo is participating in a pilot program to reduce the amount of food waste the school sends to the landfill, school and Lexington-Richland District 5 officials said in a news release. For more about this click here to read the article.


By doing your part for the environment, you could be awarded up to $2,500 and be featured in a statewide TV commercial!

Champions of the Environment is a yearly competition that awards eight kindergarten through twelfth grade environmental projects with grants worth up to $2,500! Runners up receive smaller awards to help get their project started. Projects must address one or more of the following:

  • Prevention or reduction of pollution in the air, water, or land
  • Waste reduction
  • Restoration, preservation, or enhancement of natural areas
  • Water or energy efficiency
  • Projects must also educate the community and make a lasting difference to the environment

The application period is now OPEN! Submit your online application by October 15th.

Be a Champion! Do your part for the environment!


Click hereto read this great article about Chanda Cooper receiving the PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.