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.)
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.
Calendar of Events/Deadlines
Breathe Better (Anti-Idling) Enroll now for the 2017-2018 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: Leslie Coolidge or Adey Olatosi <email@example.com> Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.
Adopt-A-Stream Training. Tuesday, October 24th from 9am-3:30 pm. Free training to become a certified volunteer. This will be at Dent Middle School, 2721 Decker Blvd. Please see the flyer for more information.
The Bow Seat Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition is now open! Please see the link for more information.
November 2nd 4:00pm-5:30pm: EEASC/Green Steps Compost Workshop. Meadow Glen Elementary. Click here for details and registration
November 10th 8:00am to 9:45am: Green Steps Training for formal and informal environmental educators. Register for the (SC)2 conference here
Green Steps Training/Update/Award Session. Monday, November 20th 4:00pm-5:30pm for Horry County Teachers and Mentors. This will be at 1301 2nd Ave. Conway, SC 29526. 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:
Sewee Environmental Education Center, Awendaw- November 14th-17th
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FALL
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What is Green Steps?
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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.