Business & Economy

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

By K. Park

children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign.

Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA).

Bank volunteers speak with students and teach mini-lessons to help young people develop saving habits early in life. SCETV was with Wells Fargo as they visited second-graders and taught them about the difference between needs and wants, and the value of saving.

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

By S. Hankinson

Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being funded by the Richland Penny Program.

In a press release, Richland County transportation director Rob Perry said of the project, “…we are excited to be able to fund a project that will provide a safer alternative for visitors to Riverbanks Zoo.” 

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

By A. Crouch

canola oil seeds

The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental Science, explains the process of the biodiesel facility and the many uses that come from the production.

For more on The Biltmore's energy efficiency, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Production Garden

By A. Crouch

Biltmore Production Garden

When George Vanderbilt built The Biltmore in the late 1800s, his goal was to make the estate sustainable in many areas, one being agriculture. Eli Herman, the manager of the production garden, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and tells us how they are continuing Vanderbilt's mission today.

For more on The Biltmore, watch Palmetto Scene, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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