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.

School Video/pOWER POINT CONTEST DUE APRIL 1ST! Submit a video/power point to jane.hiller@sonoco.com showing how students recycle at your school. To win, your entry should be accurate, fun and useful for training other schools how to recycle. Winners will be shared in the May “Bin Thinking” newsletter.

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

February 2015

SC Envirothon Coaches' Training. February 7th (9am-2pm) at Clemson Sandhills REC, 900 Clemson Rd. The Envirothon is North America's largest environmental competition for high school students. For more information about Envirothon please click here. To register as a coach and sign up for training click here.

Palmetto Pro Birder Module. February 21st and 22nd at ACE Basin, Waterboro with instructor Drew Lanham. This winter module will take us to the "ends of the earth" well almost at least as far as South Carolina is concerned! For more information click here.

Become an Leopold Education Project Instructor. Educator Workshop Saturday, February 21st. Deadline for registration is February 6th. Please see flyer for more information and registration form.

Help Cinderella Get to the Ball. For more information about this event please click here.

April 2015

Project Learning Tree. New Facilitator Training Thursday and Friday, April 2-3, 2015. This will be held at Camp Fellowship in Waterloo, SC. Register by March 13, 2015. For more information click here.

Monarch and Milkweed. April 10, 2015 at 6:00pm at James Island County Park, in Charleston. For more information on this event/dinner 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!