Archive for September, 2008



Charleston Green Fair Roundup

I’m still a little blown away by what went down yesterday at the 2008 Charleston Green Fair. I mean, 1st Annual? You would have thought it was the 10th annual. In short, it was an amazing event, and every volunteer, exhibitor, vendor, and Charleston resident should be proud. I had a great time talking to […]


From 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 28th, the Charleston Green Fair will descend on Marion Square. The fair is bringing together green businesses, nonprofits, and programs together from around the Lowcounty for a day of environmental awareness and education. There will be food, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Jen and I will be […]


Thanks to everyone who took our Summer energy savings poll. The results showed that most of us are doing little things like adjusting thermostats and opening windows to reduce the burden on our A/C units. A few folks were using solar and attic fans, two things we want implement here at our home. Since Fall […]


Could It Be Local?

Have you noticed the new captions in the produce department of Harris Teeter? Cute handwritten bubble signs announcing, “locally grown.” No kidding. Cabbages, collards, mustard greens, peaches, grape tomatoes, and others display their hometown pride. It is reassuring that a regional, but large, grocery store is utilizing the farms here in the Carolinas. The shipping […]


Yes, pop the organic champagne and fire up the fair trade jug band — the compost pile we began last fall is fruitful — literally. Our table scraps haven’t gone to Bee’s Ferry for months now, and instead their worm-riddled nutrient-rich remains are ready to be mixed back into our gardens and flowerbeds. I’ve known […]


Well, Summer is over, and I’ve made it through without drinking bottled water yet again. Fifteen months ago, I began reading articles about the environmental impact of bottled water, so I decided to give it up. Similar to my decision to stop using disposable bags when shopping, giving up bottled water had been incredibly easy […]


By the time I made it downtown, the Park(ing) Day extravaganza was packing out. The sod was being rolled up, and the plants hauled away. It was only 3:30! (maybe next year things can last a bit longer so that the school crowd has a changed to experience it.) Anyway, it looked awesome – several […]


Speaking of parking, Monday is World Carfree Day 2008 – a day to ditch our cars and seek alternative transportation. We often ride our bikes to the park, pool, and store when possible, Jen rides the bus, and we often shoot for one weekend day to be car free.  It would be tough to give […]


On Friday, September 19th, head on down to the corner of Market and Church streets to participate in Charleston’s National Park(ing) Day 2008 event. Temporary parks will be setup in an effort to celebrate city green spaces and encourage everyone to support the development of new parks. Very cool. Parks are an integral park of […]


Litter, Litter, Everywhere

Last weekend I stopped and met the man who I’ve seen picking up litter around our neighborhood. Most Saturdays, Steve Carron walks and jogs outside for exercise. He couldn’t help but notice the forgotten items thrown carelessly by his feet. Steve simply began picking the litter up and carrying it home for proper disposal. He […]










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