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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


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.

July 2017

EEASC Workshop. Campus Invaders: Studying and managing invasive species. Harbison State Forest on July 12th.  This event will be from 9:00-11:30. Details and registration are listed here.

Green Steps Training. For prospective educators and mentors. Tuesday, July 18th, 10-11:30am. Pavilion at Lawton Park(716 Prestwood Drive, Hartsville, SC)

September 2017

Green Steps Training and Update Session.  Monday, September 18th, 4-5:30. Greenville Conservation District (301 University Ridge Suite 4800, Greenville 29601). RSVP to Jane Hiller.

SC Forestry Commission.  Wood Magic Forest Fair is a forestry program for 5th graders and includes sessions about papermaking, gifts of the forest regeneration, sawmill and fire demonstrations and more. The program will be held in each of the three regions for one week each. They need 26 volunteers every day. Contact Beth Foley if you are interested in this event. Dates below:
SC Bontanical Garden, Clemson- September 19th-22nd
Harbison State Forest, Columbia- October 16th-20th
Sewee Environmental Education Center, Awendaw-                                                                     November 14th-17th

Green Steps Training and Update Session.  Tuesday, September 19th, 4-5:30.  Session for Anderson, Oconee,  Pickens mentors and teachers. SC Botanical Gardens in the Carriage House (behind Fran Hinson Visitor Center).A short tour of the coastal and prairie portion of the SC Natural Heritage Trail will be offered after the session.  RSVP to Jane Hiller.

Green Steps Training and Update Session.  Monday, September 25th 4-5:30. Dutch Fork Elementary Academy of Environmental Science (7900 Broad River Rd, Irmo 29063). RSVP to Jane Hiller.

October 2017

Green Steps Training and Update Session. Saturday, October 7th from 9-10am for Aiken and surrounding counties. Ruth Patrick Science  Education Center at USC-Aiken. This will be held in Room 320. RSVP to Jane Hiller

32nd Annual Science Education Enrichment (S.E.E.D). Saturday, October 7th 10-3pm. A family-themed festival celebrating science technology, engineering and math. Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC-Aiken.



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.


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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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