Archive for November, 2008



For the past five years, Mount Pleasant has opened their maintenance facility to residents for used motor oil and oyster shell recycling. I know a lot of DIY oil changers, and there’s an oyster roast around every corner, so it’s nice to know there is a recycling option for both activities. The site is located […]


If you’d like to see how a local business is transforming itself into a sustainability icon, look no further than the Charleston Battery Stadium. They recently won a Sustainable Community Award, and are teaming up with The Sustanability Institute to offer a free tour of the facility. The Battery organization has done a great job […]


Charleston County eWaste Recycling Day

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charleston County Recycling will host an electronic recycling day at the Citadel Mall. Disposing of eWaste is an ever growing problem, and this is a great opportunity to act responsibly. They will accept almost anything: TVs, computers, camcorders, clocks, radios, microwaves, telephones…if it’s got a plug, bring […]


What do The Charleston Battery, Lowcountry Local First, and Nikki Seibert have in common? They are the visionary eco-focused local superstars being honored at the 4th Annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Sustainability Institute is throwing a huge shindig down at the South Carolina Aquarium tonight, at $35 will get you in the door. This is […]


If you’re already composting, then you know this is the most bountiful time of year for your pile – the greens and browns are everywhere, especially if you carved pumpkins. If you don’t have a compost pile, then think about starting one – this is the best time! Composting is all about managing the balance […]


The great minds over at Lowcountry Environmental Education Programs (LEEP) have begun offering a great way to go green AND support the local eco-community: The Lowcountry Green Scene Coupon Book. The book contains valuable coupons for local-area green businesses, which is a great way for you to make a difference locally. Also, all of these […]


As most of you know, buying local food is one of the best things you can do to lead a more sustainable life. Fresh food travels an average of 2000 miles to reach our plates, which means eating locally grown food can really make an impact. To bring awareness to local businesses and growers, Lowcountry […]


At the heart of every local green movement you’ll find the businesses, organizations, people, growers, and movements that are making a difference. The Go Green Local Guide is a great place to look for local eco-friendly options (check the sidebar…down and to the right → ↓ ) Here are five new additions: Soyful Candle Company […]










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