GS Blog

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.)
shoe collection 99 shoes.2015-16

 

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

Calendar

Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Free Calendars! In honor of the International Year of Soils, schools can order free 2016 calendars/soil planners which highlight the importance of soil and the role it plays in our everyday lives. Learn about soils around the world and celebrate Healthy Soils for Healthy Lives! Order one for every family at your school if you like! free calendars

April 2017

Shoe Recycling Challenge.  Keep the Midlands Beautiful is once again collecting shoes. The dates this year are April 1st-May 15th. See flyer for more information.

Meet with Green Steps Mentors.  Please plan to meet with your Green Steps Mentors.

Earth Day Event.  Saturday, April 22nd  from 8-3 different activities going on around the City of Greenville. Please see the flyer. If you have any questions you may contact Allison Brockman.

Plant Sale and Community Education Day.  Saturday, April 29th from 9:00-5:00 this will be at the Sparkleberry Country Fair. Please see the flyer.

May 2017

Rain Barrel Workshop.   Build your own rain barrel workshop. This will be held at the Lexington County Fire Services.  The workshop will be on Friday, May 26th from 9-12.  Registration deadline is Monday, May 22nd space is limited. Please see flyer for more details.

June 2017

EEASC Summer Conference. June 9th-11th this will be held in Beaufort SC. The early bird registration ends May 1st. Details and information about registration can be found by clicking here.

************************************************************************

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

WasteLab is Coming! Launching in the Fall of 2015. Developed by Greater Greenville Sanitation. WasteLab will be a repurposed, 32-foot long trailer designed to educate students (K-8), and the public, about environmental impacts of solid waste, and the importance of landfill and natural resource conservation. For more information, and/or to find out how your organization can be a part of WasteLab contact us via email or 864-371-6151.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FALL

CHECK OUT ‘MY GREEN APPS’ – your destination for over 100 apps to help you understand and protect the environment. Click here to visit the US EPA My Green Apps site!

Blog post

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.

Commercial CompostLandfill Trash