SC Green Steps Schools
Students create and display "Lights Off" signs and memes to be used as reminders to turn off lights in classrooms and offices when not in use to teach awareness of energy consumption. Students will also conduct bi-monthly "audits' to determine which lights are left on in rooms not in use. The data from these audits will be depicted in a graph and displayed in the areas of the school where the "Lights Off" signs/memes are displayed.
Students collect classroom and common area recycling each week and post facts and statistics to teach the difference recycling can make. Each week the weight of recycling collected will be calculated and displayed on posters in the Commons areas throughout the school.
Students propagate and pot effective air quality plants in decorated upcycled planters and deliver to classrooms along with information about how these plants remove toxins from the air.
Protect: Litter Prevention
Students pick up litter around campus and create and post signs to discourage littering. The students will focus on a different area of the school each week to collect litter from. The weight of the litter picked up and the location of the pickup will be written on posters and signs throughout the school to spread awareness of the most heavily littered areas.
Restore: Soil Compost
Students create and maintain compost bins both within and outside of the classroom. Compost will be used in a school garden that is maintained by the Environmental Science classes.
Students maintain the blue bird trail and boxes, recording data weekly. The data will be entered into The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Nestwatcher database. Data entered will be taught in the Environmental Science classes and taught to other students and teachers through presentations on conservation and guided tours of the Bluebird trail.
Butterfly houses and a butterfly garden using up-cycled tires.