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Recent Activities

Recent Activities

Reclaimed Runway 2014!

Our 3rd annual Reclaimed Runway Fashion Show was a huge success on Thursday, November 6th! With over 200 attendees filling the Russell House Ballroom to see these incredibly creative designs, this was our biggest event yet. This recycled fashion show was comprised of 13 student designs crafted from both upcycled and recycled materials with everything from a newspaper Victorian collar to a 6ft train made from plastic bottles. The evening's MC was none other than USC's Homecoming King, Riley Brady, who even took his own stroll down the runway!

Our wonderful judges included Ms. Megan Pinckney, Ms. Lindsay Richardson and Ms. Jillian Owens. The incredible talent showcased on the runway made for a tough decision, but eventually the top 3 winners were determined.

Congratulations again to Katherine Galang and her model Monica Gapud (1st place), Valeria Salas Guzman & Francisca Toro Forbes and their model Daniela Estrada Jaramillo (2nd place), and Amelia Shuler and her model Hannah Wessler (3rd place).

Thank you again to all of our partners, sponsors, designers, models and attendees for making this event both possible and fun! We're already looking forward to next year!

Special note: Be on the lookout for a post-event Reclaimed Runway survey! When you complete this survey, you'll be automatically entered to win a gift certificate of a 4 person pass for Adventure Carolina. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Reclaimed Runway was covered by the Daily Gamecock and SGTV. [Read the article here] [Watch the video here]

Hispanic Heritage Cooking Demonstration

Sustainable Carolina hosted a cooking demonstration in the Maxcy Demonstration kitchen!

Read the full story here!

Planting Possibilities

Our very own Carolina Community Garden was featured in the Columbia Star!

Read the Full Story HERE

The Carolina Community Farm and Garden (CCFG) at the Green Quad at the University of South Carolina has a campus garden where students are welcome to grown their own food. Due to the diverse cultures in the University of South Carolina and students from different countries, many cultures are represented in the food grown and the gardening methods used. This is only one of the many reasons why the University of South Carolina has no limits!

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District - Opportunities

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County. 
Wesbite- click here
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Invasive Species Removal Workday
When: Saturday, October 11th, 10am-2pm
Where: Gills Creek Watershed Association
More Details and RSVP: click here



Mini Grants for Youth Education
Columbia, SC--Faculty and staff members of public, private, and alternative schools in Richland County are eligible to apply for mini-grants (up to $250) from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to support campus conservation projects and youth environmental education initiatives.
Application Due: October 15th
More Details: click here



Youth Arbor Day Contests
To raise awareness about Arbor Day and about the importance of planting and caring for trees, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District invites Richland County preK-12 students to create messages from a tree's point of view.
Submission Deadline: October 31st
More Details: click here

Road Trip Across the USA

Follow Sustainable Carolina intern Haley and her friend, Trevor, as they road trip across the USA. They will be staying with friends and acquaintances throughout their 11,000 mile trek to huge cities, small towns and national parks. They hope to capture snapshots of each place to depict how each place contributes to the portrait of America.

 

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