Archive for January, 2008



10 Everyday Items You Can Recycle


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Like most areas in the country, our local recyclers only accept plastics #1 and #2. My family collects a lot of these plastics as bottles, milk jugs, Starbucks cups, and so on. But what about all those other plastic items in our lives? If something is labeled as a plastic #1 or #2, it can […]


There’s a New Store in Town


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So you have accepted the realities of how global warming is changing our planet and you want to make some changes – great! Where do you start? Years ago I would search the web for current info, particularly when I was building a house. Yet the information and product knowledge wasn’t always easy to discern. […]


Hi, I’m Other – Plastic #7


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You have to look hard to actually find something labeled as a plastic #7. When it comes to resin identification codes, #7 is reserved for materials made from mixed plastics – or “other.” That’s why it is so rare to see a #7 in the wild – plastics of these types cannot be recycled, so […]


Green Drinks Charleston Blog


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Have you visited the Green Drinks Charleston Blog? Jason has done a great job setting this up, and encourages Green Drinks members to join in the discussion. The posts span from local-business news to general “how to go green” ideas. Good stuff! Be sure to check out the blog, or better yet, check out a […]


Charleston Green Business Networking Event


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I’m little late getting this info to you all, but apparently today is the first ever Green Business Networking event for the Charleston-area. Here is what I know: Join us for the first ever Green Business Networking event Monday, January 28th. It will run from 4:30 – 7:00 on the second floor of the Tate […]


College of Charleston Joins Hundreds of Universities in RecycleMania


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I just received this press release from CofC – way to go! Starting January 28, 2008, the College of Charleston will participate in the 10-week RecycleMania challenge, competing against more than 200 universities across the country. Specifically, students and employees at the College will compete in the targeted materials competition, the per capita paper competition, […]


Fields to Families to Hold Pounds for Prizes Event


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No, this isn’t a local version of The Biggest Loser… It is an effort of a nonprofit that I volunteer with to ease hunger in the Lowcountry and discourage food waste. The mission of Fields to Families is to help increase nutrition to the area hungry by coordinating distribution of fresh produce obtained from local […]


Reusable Bags at Local Grocery Stores


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Are you becoming obsessed with plastic bags yet? I am. The bag phenomenon is everywhere. I mean, I’m hooked on my own canvas bag. Jen is blogging about becoming the “crazy bag lady”, and the other Jennifer started a project that gives them away. Then there’s the numbers: 100 billion each year in the U.S., […]


Gee, New Diapers


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I have pushed my buggy past gDiapers at Whole Foods many times. I have read their starter kit package at least twice. Last Sunday, I bought the starter kit of gDiapers and began using them on my two-year-old son that afternoon. We’ve been a Pampers family since we brought Cooper home from the hospital four […]


Tony Bakker from The Charleston Battery


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We love hearing about local businesses that are on a mission to save the environment – or at least the part they affect. Businesses play a key role in the green movement not only by providing important products and services, but through educating patrons and setting a socially responsible example. Tony Bakker from the Charleston […]










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