Archive for March, 2008

One of my favorite local groups, The Alliance for Planet Earth, is organizing a good old-fashioned protest against dirty power plants tomorrow. By partnering with the Energy Action Coalition, they hope to bring together local citizens in an effort to demand Santee Cooper provide cleaner energy. Here’s the details: Alliance for Planet Earth urges you […]

We’ve started planting some new flowers in our gardens, so I’ve noticed a buildup of empty plastic plant containers in the garage. Because these containers are typically make from non-recyclable plastics (#4, #5, or #6), most folks just toss them into the trash. But this year we can help you make a change! Last June, […]

From 8-9 p.m. tonight, the Eastern Time Zone will be celebrating Earth Hour, a world wide conservation effort. Even those these ideas are kind of gimmicky, they do generate a lot of positive awareness. Australia has already gone dark, and we’ll get our chance tonight. Even Google has their lights turned off today. So if […]

Charleston Wants to Buy Locally

Back in January, we asked a simple question: What was your top green resolution for 2008? As the early votes came in, the energy-related choices were slightly ahead. But as time went on, the choice became clear — Charleston, you want to buy local food and products! Out of 130 respondents, 20% of you resolved […]

I’ve been slowly raking the live oak leaves as they fall, because I know my compost pile won’t see a bounty of browns like this until later this year. Having Spring-molting trees like live oaks gives Lowcountry composters like us a definite advantage, making it easier to maintain the proper chemical balance while our garden […]

I can always count on Water Lines, the Mount Pleasant Water Works newsletter, to bring us a couple of water-related green tips each month. Spring is here, so we’ll be paying extra attention to our water usage as it begins to heat up. This month’s issue has a couple ideas on the subject: Recycle your […]

World…meet the Charleston Green Living Map – the latest offering from the tech department at Go Green Charleston. We’ve combined all of our former green maps into one ginormous über map. Like all Google-based maps, you can zoom in or out, pan the map North/South/East/West, and click and drag for optimal exploration. To take a […]

You probably already know that drinking bottled water is one of the least green things you can do. I’ve blogged about this before, and I haven’t had even a sip of bottled water since June 2007. At any rate, one of the big stories this week is how pharmaceutical drugs are showing up in our […]

Birthday Ideas for Hubby

Guess what? Chad is turning 40 this week! OK, he’s not, if he wants his age known, he’ll tell. Chad’s birthday is an opportunity to consume wisely. I began with gifts from the boys. We visited The Sea Turtle Rescue Hospital at the Aquarium. We have proudly adopted for Daddy. We can’t wait to visit […]

I’ve blogged about Whole Foods serving most of its goodies in containers made from plastic #5, which is not recyclable locally. Finally, our local outlet has an alternative: biodegradable food containers. (and my compost pile couldn’t be happier…hopefully!) So, Jen has come home a few times with the brown EATware containers, and they actually seem […]

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