Dutch Fork HS Job Skills students made and donated eight finished bedrolls to Operation Bedroll for Columbia’s chronically homeless population. Each bedroll requires about 700 plastic grocery bags and 80 hours of labor (40 hours to make the plastic bag yarn and 40 hours to crochet.) Now these students are learning to weave plastic bags on pizza box looms.
Kindergarten students at Catawba Trail ES were learning and singing about recycling this Earth Day.
What was a top seller at Soda City’s Earth Day Celebration? Natural dyed leaf-print t-shirts made by students at Leapart ES!
Harmony School partnered with Congaree National Park Volunteers to educate the public about local owl species at Soda City’s Earth Day Celebration.
Students from Irmo Middle School educated the general public about their “Milkweed & Monarch” project and sold pollinator plants at the Soda City Earth Day Celebration.
Students at Lake Carolina Elementary Lower School celebrated Earth Day by reusing coffee pods as seed starters for pea and bean plants to plant in their school garden.
The Friends of Lake Keowee, a nonprofit organization that protects the water quality of Lake Keowee, presented Walhalla High School’s Environmental Science team and students with a $1000 check to purchase a water quality testing kit to monitor the health of the water in Williams Creek on WHS’s property.
The Dutch Fork High School Earth Club reported that the native All Spice bushes they planted recently on their campus are already turning green! The bushes were donated by local Master Gardener, Barbara Waters. Club members also planted pineberries outside their garden.
Students on the James B Edwards green team created a presentation to go on their school news to teach the student body and faculty best practices to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Students on the James B Edwards green team created a presentation to go on their school news to teach the student body and faculty best practices to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. #GS #CHA #JBE #Gardenseq #Vid
Posted by Green Steps Schools on Friday, April 12, 2019
Dutch Fork Elementary reduces their school waste by collecting organics to send to a commercial composting company. They then sell the wonderful compost back to members of the community. Pre-order compost here.