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

Free Calendars! In honor of  the International Year of Soils, schools can order free 2015 calendars/soil planners which highlight the importance of soil and the role it plays in our every day 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! https://nrcspad.sc.egov.usda.gov/distributioncenter/product.aspx?ProductID=1099

June 2015

Take Action Today Workshop. This is workshop will be held June 24th or 29th. This is DHEC's one-day comprehensive environmental education workshop, offered to SC educators. Take Action Today materials and lessons are from "Action for a cleaner tomorrow" an award-winning environmental curriculum supplement. Learn more and register.

The Air & Waste Management Association. Teachers, pre-service teachers, environmental educators and education specialists are invited to attend. This event is Monday, June 22nd and Tuesday, June 23rd at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. There is no cost to attend this event. For more information and to register click here.

July 2015

Environmental Education Association of SC Annual Conference. This is a 1.5 day conference entitled " Community to Classroom/Classroom to Community" will explore models for formal and informal educators to collabrate in and out of the classroom and provide opportunities for students to improve and educate their communities about environmental issues and action. This conference will be held on July 21st-July 22nd and will be at Edventure Childrens Museum in Columbia. Please register for this conference.

Tuesday, July 21st 1-2:30. Edventure Museum in Columbia. Free SC Green Steps Training for formal or informal educators who wish to lead or mentor a K-12 school team. RSVP to Jane Hiller.

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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!

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