Archive for June, 2007





Biodegradable Plant Pots on the Way


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When I posted my list of of local nurseries that accept used pots for recycling, my fellow contributer Justin asked me if I had called any of the big box stores like Wal-mart, K-mart, or Lowe’s. I told him I hadn’t because plants are never potted there – they arrive on trucks. So while they […]


Weekly Trashed


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Oh. My. Gawd. I drove past this pile of apathy this morning and nearly passed out – mostly because I was excited to get the photo posted. A plastic bucket filled with wood, a half dozen paper bags, a used plastic gas can, a pair of socks laying in the street, and a garbage bin […]


Recycling Used Plant Pots


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The more I look at my consumption, the more things I find that can be eliminated, reused, or recycled. Since we just went through the beginning of gardening season, the pile of pots, trays, and flats from our plant purchases has swelled. These pots and trays are typically made from non-recyclable plastics, probably for economic […]


Go Green Comment Roundup


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The life blood of any online community is its user participation, and I have to say I’m blown away by some of your comments on the blog. One of the goals of this site is to bring together people with varying levels of knowledge on green issues, and encourage the sharing and discussion of ideas. […]


Whole Foods Using Non-Recyclables


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Jen heads over to Whole Foods once a week to pick up some goodies for our vegetarian diets. I’ve noticed that nearly all of the food containers used in their deli and other areas are made from plastic #5, which is almost universally non-recyclable. I wondered why a company with such a green focus would […]


Live Earth Concert in Charleston


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On 7.7.07, Live Earth will be holding concerts around the world to bring together 2 billion participants to help solve the climate crisis. The League of Conservation Voters is hosting our local event, and information is starting to trickle in. John Ramsburgh says, The League of Conservation Voters has picked Charleston not only because of […]


Polluted Water Prompts No Swim Order


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Just the other day, I blogged about how the Mount Pleasant town council is grumpy about raising our stormwater fees in order to monitor pollutants. The increase is in response to a federally mandated program geared at protecting our environment and educating the public on how runoff from rainwater can contaminate our waterways. The town […]


Go Green Recycling Map


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I’m starting to make some headway on the Recycling Map, but it’s taking longer than I anticipated. Getting coordinates out of Google Maps and into the XML file is pretty time consuming. Though I have managed to get a few on-site photos into the map (see image below). I just think it’s cool to be […]


Weekly Trashed


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I was pleasantly surprised on my drive out this morning, so I decided to give my neighbors a pass. I saw no obscene displays of wasteful and irresponsible trash disposal, and therefore no photo to share. But hey, there’s always next week! Check out the Weekly Trashed archives for more.


Local Green Roundup


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Here are a few stories I found that I thought you might want to see: Walking and biking are great ways to decrease your impact. Now you can hop on the Ravenel bridge and go a 1/2 mile longer. The turtles are back on Folly and IOP! I found the LEEP blog, but it doesn’t […]










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