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

November 2015

Thursday, November 12th. EEASC School Compost Workshop at Lower Richland High School from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please RSVP to Jane Hiller. See flyer for more details.

December 2015

Tuesday, December 1st. Green Steps training in Lexington County. This will be at Deerfield Elementary School from 4-5:30. Please RSVP to Jane Hiller.

Saturday, December 5th. Arbor Day Celebration at Carolina Children's Garden from 11-1. Join us in celebrating trees with story telling and crafts and much more.

February 2016

February 5-6. The Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness is hosting "Advance Readiness Institute: Project-Based Learning" at The Inn at USC. If interested in attending register here. PBL is a great fit for SC Green Step projects.

March 2016

Junk Art Contest. Please encourage your K-12 students to get creative and make fun "junk art" animals out of school milk cartons and other trash-ables. Your school can submit your three best entries by emailing a picture and student written (or dictated) description of their animal to Jane Hiller. Deadline for entries will be November 1st. The RETHINK Contest will be Saturday, March 12th at Irmo High School.

July 2016

American Horticultural Society's National Children & Youth Garden Symposium. To be held in Columbia July 14-16. Proposals for this project are due December 2, 2015. Please click here for more information. Also if you are interested in this project and would like to work with someone please let Jane Hiller know and she can help find someone to help.



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!