• Green Steps Program for Environmental Education

    About Green Steps Program for Environmental Education

    Keep the Midlands BeautifulSonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual schools to take annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible.

    In June 2016, 44 schools in 9 counties earned awards for nearly 200 Green Step projects. Nineteen schools are now designated certified Green Step schools for sustaining two or more model quality projects in each of three categories: conserve, protect, and restore. Twenty-one non-formal environmental educators also received recognition at the June 2016 awards ceremony for mentoring these schools.

    Sneed is a certified Green Step school! Please view the photos of our projects, and stop back in often as all of our projects are ongoing. Sneed's Environmental Action Club, Recycling Club, and 4-H Club all contribute to the Green Steps projects.

    Jacq Buck 
    Executive Director
    Keep the Midlands Beautiful
    Phone: (803) 733-2526

    Jane Hiller 
    Education Specialist
    Sonoco Recycling
    Phone: (803) 779-0608

    Amanda Edwards
    S.C. DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
    Phone:(803)898-0998