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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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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 <breathebetter@dhec.sc.gov>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.

February 2018

Monday, February 26th 9am-11am: How Not to drive yourself crazy with work: Lessons for Environmental Educators. Join life coach Karin Hill for this insightful, discussion of time management, prioritization, delegation and more. Please see the flyer for more information. Please RSVP to Jane Hiller or click here.

March 2018

Project WET Workshop: Friday, March 9th from 9am to 4:30pm at Moore Farms Botanical Garden (100 New Zion Rd. Lake  City, SC 29560). The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

 

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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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