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

Women's Outdoor Retreat. September 19-21 at Hickory Knob State Resort Park. For more information on how to register please click here.

Monday, September 29th. Pickens County In-Service Green Step Training. For more information contact Cathy Reas Foser at c4jfos@charter.net

Monday, September 29th (4pm-5pm). Anderson County Green Steps Training. Wren Elementary School contact Rachel Herold for more information.

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 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

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.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE!

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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ACCOLADES! TO:

Floyd Dinkins, Green Steps teacher at C A Taylor ES in Lexington 2 received the Golden Apple Award from WLTX.

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, one of only 7 Certified SC Green Step Schools, has a new boardwalk made from repurposed wooden pallets. Read about their project..."Teachers Lead Community Effort to Build Garden Boardwalk". You can also read the article on the Green Steps School Face Book page.

A Greenville County Girl Scout Troop that was selected as one of ten nationwide recipients of the EARTH SAVERS Rain Garden Grant!

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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.

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