Two winning projects for the annual Midlands RETHINK contest came from these 6th-grade students from Longleaf Middle School. Projects were judged on the students’ research and presentation about local species of owls as well as the students’ upcycled projects of their chosen owl.
Here is a great article…
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.