Archive for November, 2007



Maren Anderson from Global Awakening

I’ve been meaning to start interviewing local greenies for a while, and what better time than the present. Next week, Green Drinks Charleston will be holding its holiday meetup at Global Awakening, a newly opened fair trade shop on King Street. I’d chatted a few times with Global Awakening’s owner Maren Anderson, and thought an […]


Last Sunday I begrudgingly unpacked and hung 8 strands of old school, incandescent lights on my hedges and trees. Sure I want LED lights, but I don’t have the cash to just replace the strands I already have. I’m thinking of buying a few LED strands to get the ball rolling, but I’ll still be […]


Plastic product packaging always seems to end up in the trash at my house, typically because it’s made from a non-recyclable plastic. That’s why I was happy to see that the bag from my portable DVD player’s remote control indicated it was made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, or plastic #1. That means it can be dropped […]


I’m pleased to announce the arrival of our latest cartography effort: the Local Green Businesses Map. Visit our refurbished Green Maps section and learn where to find a green home, buy some fair trade goods, or just get a healthy bite to eat. The Charleston-area is teeming with eco-friendly businesses, and as the scene grows […]


Reader Comment Roundup :: Ideas

What really makes this site useful is the amazing ideas we get from readers just like you. Leaving comments here on the blog is a great way to help the community by sharing your knowledge. Check out some of the great ideas that readers have recently left… On Mt. Styrofoam, Jaime says: Have you guys […]


The gathering of family and food called us North for yet another Thanksgiving, and as always we backed out of our driveway thinking about the footprint this annual migration leaves. We took off with our usual milk crate for recyclables and lofty ambitions to leave a small impact – despite driving 1700 miles in 4 […]


Mt. Styrofoam

One way to address the issue of our mass consumption as a country, and the realities of what ends up in the landfill as a result is, well, ignore it. A group of 5th grade students at Charles Pinckney Elemetary School are choosing a different tact. Pinkney’s Ecology Club, lead by S.A.I.L. teacher Mike Cline, […]


The other day I was wandering around the yard with my plastic watering can instead of my hose. I’ve been doing this to conserve water, where as before I would have just been spraying down everything as if I was trying to save the Towering Inferno. When I got back to the garage, I set […]


We’re always trying to bring you coverage of local environmental news, so here are three stories that caught my eye this week. Alliance for Planet Earth Cleans up C of C Campus College of Charleston students and faculty got out last weekend to perform trash audits around campus. The group, formally knows as the Alliance […]


So, I’m no artist, but something about the holidays gets me in the mood to… CREATE! There is nothing better than bringing the outdoors in to help you celebrate the season. There are lots of ways to save green and go natural during the holidays. For the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall season: Create a simple centerpiece in seconds […]










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