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 2014-2015 as the YEAR OF THE Spider in the Midlands! Calling all artists (ages 3-93) to make spider 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.

Palmetto Pride annual "Litter Trashes Everyone" Elmentary Art Contest. This is for K-5th graders. Each school is asked to judge their students' artwork and submit (1) winning entry. The artwork must be posted by February 20, 2015 to be considered for judging. Please visit the website for more information and application.

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

December 2014

Join us to Celebrate Arbor Day! Friday, December5, 2014 at 4pm in the Dinosaur Garden at the Carolina Children's Garden. For more information send Liesel an at email.

Sunday, dECEMBER 14th. 2ND Annual Reindog and Elves event at Carolina Childrens Garden. For more information click here.



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!