How to Participate

How to Become a SC Green Step School

VISIT our website at:

FORM a staff “Green Team.”

ATTEND a SC Green Steps Training (Check our calendar for dates or host one in your region).

CHOOSE one or more projects that you would like to work on.

SUBMIT an on-line Green-Steps-Project-Form with detailed plans for up to six projects underway at your school. For additional projects use this Green Steps Additional Project page.

Energy Air Habitat
Reduce Water Soil
Reuse Litter Prevention
Green Purchasing

REQUEST a mentor for your first project or suggest someone you know.

INVITE your mentor to meet with your team in the fall to finalize your plan. Then resubmit your project worksheet.

Green Steps Projects should be:

  • SIGNIFICANT – provides environmental and educational impact on the students and community
  • WELL ESTABLISHED – model quality for at least 12 months
  • SUSTAINABLE – managed by a team of at least 3 staff members
  • ACCESSIBLE – Post pictures with captions of your projects on your school’s website (send us the link). You may request a GS logo embedded with your school name. You can also send pictures and captions to to be posted on the Green Steps blog and Facebook page.

INVITE your mentors to meet with your team prior to May 1 to critique your project(s).

REMIND your mentors to submit a Year End Mentor Report by May 15.  Due date FIRM!

ATTEND annual SC Green Step Schools Award Ceremony at a summer workshop or fall regional workshop.  Check the calendar for options. Qualified projects are honored each school year.