Archive for April, 2008





Measuring to Get a Handle on Energy Costs


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One of our many goals around the house this year is to reduce the amount of electricity we use. We actually notice a difference in our bill when we’re vigilant about turning off the entertainment center’s power strip, but we’re sure there’s hidden power hogs elsewhere in the house. That’s where our newly acquired Kill […]


The Charleston Battery Solar Array is Now Online


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I just got word that the ginormous Charleston Battery solar panels are now fully operational! This means the stadium’s ecological footprint has just been greatly reduced, not to mention the positive example Tony Bakker and the organization are setting for our entire community. If you want see how much power the panels are actually producing, […]


Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Opening


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On Tuesday, April 8th, The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market will reopen for their season. From 3 p.m. until dusk vendors will be selling their local goods in the field in front of Moultrie Middle School, off Coleman Boulevard. Local growers and farmers will be selling seasonal fruits and vegetables. Right now, we should be able […]


4 Ways to Enjoy Green Drinks Charleston


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The Charleston green scene is thriving thanks to tireless people like Jason Cronen from Green Drinks. He’s been stewarding Green Drinks Charleston in a great direction, and continues to bring together the local community in amazing ways. Here are 4 ways to get involved with Green Drinks over the next 30 days. Attend a gatherings […]


New Local Reusable Bags for Sale


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I just got an email from A Single Bag, a company trying to save the planet one reusable bag at a time. The North Charleston business is making these bags from fully recyclable (not here) polypropylene, which means they are durable and waterproof. And while I can’t vouch for the bags personally (send us some!), […]


One of Jen’s Happy Places: The Local Strawberry Patch


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Boone Hall Farms U-Pick Strawberries is open! The Norman family is thrilled. The ride on the “bumpy” cart is a must, and I love to point out the labeled fruit and vegetable patches we pass. Then, arriving at the strawberry fields, we venture armed with pails (bring water bottle as well, it can be impossible […]


I Spy Reusable Bags


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Have you noticed? I certainly have. Shoppers using their reusable bags. When I first gave up plastic bags, I felt like I was on a lone crusade here in Mt. Pleasant. No longer. These days I watch baggers fill all sorts of reusable bags. Whether a bag from The Little Green Bag Project, a Better […]


Local Fossil Fools Day Demonstration Photos


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I just got back from the Fossil Fools Day demonstration downtown, and I have to say that I was stoked at the amount of attention the Alliance for Planet Earth (C of C’s student-run environmental group) was able to bring to this issue. The TV stations and newspapers were all there, and heard about how […]


Lulan Sustainable Community Lecture Series


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The good people over at Lulan Artisans will be sponsoring a free sustainability lecture series that kicks off next week! Thought leaders from around the country will be speaking on topics such as green building, community development, education, and global outreach. All presentations will be at the Charleston Visitors Center Theater, and there will be […]










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