What is Green Steps?

Green Steps Schools is an environmental education and action initiative that recognizes schools in South Carolina who take annual sustainable steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

Click here to learn how your school can become a Green Steps School!

Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Announcing School Year 2013-2014 as the YEAR OF THE TURTLE in the Midlands! Calling all artists (ages 3-93) to make turtle sculptures from reclaimed materials. Selected sculptures will be placed around the region to advertise a Climate Change Workshop for educators and high school students at Saluda Shoals Park this spring…and other related events. Questions? contact jane.hiller@sonoco.com.

REGISTER NOW! Visit http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/recycle/action.htm to register. For more information, call 1-800-768-7348.

September-October 2014

Green Apple Day of Service. This is great service project to get involved in whether you are a school or a mentor. Please click on the form that describes you school forms and mentor forms. For more information please click on this link.

Thursday, October 2nd (4-5:30). Greenville County Green Steps Training at Christ Church Episcopal School. RSVP by September 26th to jane.hiller@sonoco.com

Thursday, October 2nd (9am-1pm). Rain Garden Workshop, Columbia, SC. Rain gardens are landscaping features that collect rain water and help it soak into the soil. Workshop participants will learn how rain gardens work, what plants work best, and how to create rain gardens at home. For more details click here

Tuesday, October 7th (Mentors 4-5:15 & Teachers 4:15-5:15). River Bluff High School Gator Common (Middle Enterance--Athletic Facility). RSVP to Amanda Edwards

Thursday, October 9th (4-5:30). Midlands Green Step Training at Sonoco Recycling. RSVP by October 3rd to jane.hiller@sonoco.com

Wednesday, October 15th. Champions of the Environment Grant Application deadline is 12:00pm Wednesday, October 15th. For more information please click here

Thursday, October 16th. "Junk Art" Teacher Workshop from 4-5:30. This will be held at Barclay School, 4702 Colonial Drive, Columbia. Please RSVP to Jane Hiller at jane.hiller@sonoco.com

Friday, October 17th. ReThink Contest 2014 Submissions are due. Contest is November 8th for more details click here.

Project WET Facilitator Workshop (October 23rd & 24th). Pehinizy Center for Water Sciences, Augusta, GA. Please register by October 14th. Click here for the Registration form.

November 2014

Saturday, November 8th. Junk Art and ReThink Contest 2014 at Habitat ReStore. Submissions for art projects are due by October 15th. To register to build a birdhouse click here. Supplies for children 5-13 will be available. Adults wishing to make a birdhouse must bring there on. Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 8th (10:00am-11:30am). Eastern BlueBird Workshop. Pontiac Elementary School. Learn to create bluebird habitat at home and school, and build a bluebird nest box (one per family) to take home! For more information please click here. RSVP to Chanda Cooper or 803-576-2084



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!



2012 "Take Action Today" Teacher Workshop PowerPoint Presentations

For presentations from the 2012 Take Action Today workshops click here.

For 2012 Take Action Today award winners click here.