Archive for October, 2007

I procrastinated all Summer and never started a compost pile, so I was pleased to read that Fall is the best season to get one going. That was enough. I was on my way to Lowe’s for chicken wire and fence posts, and had one up in no time. Composting yard waste and kitchen scraps […]

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or V), also known as plastic #3, is pretty rare when it comes to household plastics. Only 2% of all plastic containers are PVC, despite being accidentally discovered way back in the 1800s. What is it made of? PVC is Polyvinyl Chloride – Its molecular formula is (-CH2-CHCl-)n. It’s a tough and […]

New Go Green Contributor

I wanted to kick off this week by announcing that Jennifer Mathis will be joining Go Green Charleston as a blog contributor. Many of you already know Jennifer from The Little Green Bag Project, a grass roots effort that is putting reusable shopping bags in the hands of local residents. That project reflects the passion, […]

East Bay Bike Path on the Way

Good news for you go greeners looking for a non-carbon way to get around downtown: The Charleston City Council approved a $1 million dollar bike path that will continue the Ravenel Bridge path into the heart of downtown. In fact, the goal is to swing the path all the way around the peninsula and into […]

The ubiquitous 5 gallon white paint bucket…you know you have 1 or 2 in the garage, either crusty with interior latex paint or full of last summer’s pruned mums. I’ve used these buckets for years as gardening tools, yet never thought to look for a resin identification code. Sure enough, it’s a #2 plastic (High […]

Mmmmm, Prius Sandwich

Ever since a Hummer began showing up in the parking lot where I work, I’ve been dying to get a shot of it next to one of the many Priuses. Well today was the day, and to make it even sweeter, a Chevy Suburban was parked on the other side forming a veritable eco-sandwich. A […]

If you’re trying to green up this decidedly orange holiday, walk right past those huge boxes of pumpkins at the grocery store and head out to Boone Hall Plantation. There you can pick a pumpkin right from the soil it was grown in, rather than right from the box it was shipped in. This is […]

Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day! If any of you Go Greeners have a blog, take the opportunity to scribe your eco-thoughts today. 15,000 blogs and 12 millions readers are participating. Local ideas, global change. Go!

Bottled Water Is Sooooo Out

Yep, it looks that way. Based on our recent poll, most Go Green readers either avoid bottled water when possible, or purposely drink only from the tap. Either way, it says a lot about where we are as a community, and how education can impact trends. A few years ago, I (and possibly you) would […]

Green Drinks On Wednesday

If you’re feeling social on Wednesday night (the 17th), be sure to head down to The Trusted Palate for this month’s Green Drinks. This is a great chance to be in the same room with like minded folks who want to share stories and strategies on how to get a little greener. September’s meetup was […]

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