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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.)
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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 2018-2019 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:  Amy Curran or Adey Olatosi <breathebetter@dhec.sc.gov>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.

December:

4th and 5th Grade Students: Write and Illustrate a book that focuses on the power of electricity in our lives. Learn more and register online by clicking here.

December 6th 6:00pm-8:00pm: First Thursday EEASC Messaging Table at the Columbia Art Center “Worlds of Creativity Celebration. This Month will highlight Winter Holiday Celebrations around the globe. Please let Jane Hiller know if you can help out with the table

December 13th 3:00pm-6:00pm: Holiday drop in for Green Steps Teachers and Mentors at Sonoco (1132 Idlewilde Blvd.) Network and Nibble and Purchase or Make & Take fun upcycled holiday items. Teachers can also make a pizza box loom for plastic bag weaving projects (one per school). RSVP to Jane Hiller.

February:

Student Poster/Art Contest: February 9th (Saturday) 1-4pm. Horry County Meseum, 805 Main Street Conway. Waccamaw Conference Poster/Art Contest for K-12. Students theme “The Journey of Trash: Pollution to Solution.” For details contact Lisa Swanger. See flyer for conference details or art contest details.

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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FALL

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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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