Environmental Awareness

April & June

Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environment Day is observed on June 5.

 

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What is a Century Plant? | Palmetto Scene
What is a Century Plant? | Palmetto Scene

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Many Columbians will recognize the large plant that seems to spill over on to Rosewood Drive. But the plant saw more buzz in the Summer of 2017, due to the fact it started to resemble something out of...
Strip Cropping | History of SC Slide Collection
Strip Cropping | History of SC Slide Collection

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Although kudzu was an effective method for healing serious erosion problems, the Department of Agriculture and county agricultural agents sought to prevent that erosion in the first place. One method...
The Arnold Gully | History of SC Slide Collection
The Arnold Gully | History of SC Slide Collection

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The Arnold gully, four miles west of Woodruff on Buncombe Road, South Tiger Erosion Project. The gully in the photo was measured at 20 feet deep (before treatment with kudzu, it had been 35 feet deep)...
Green Animals | Riverbanks Roundup
Green Animals | Riverbanks Roundup

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Animals are truly Eco-Friendly! Join the Zoo Keepers at Riverbanks to discover how animals support our planet. See vultures fly, sharks swim and bees buzz to make our home a colorful, healthy and an...