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How to Dispose of Your Hazardous Waste


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There is an article in today’s Post & Courier that shares information about the area’s hazardous waste disposal sites: From “Charleston County sees light on recycling bulbs“: Here’s where you can throw out your compact fluorescent bulbs and other household hazardous waste in Charleston County: Bees Ferry Road Convenience Center, 1344 Bees Ferry Road. Adams Run […]


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 […]


New Recycling Dropsite in West Ashley


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I was very happy to see this weekend that a recycling dropsite has been setup in the Food Lion Shopping Center at 65 Sycamore Avenue. That brings the total to seven dropsites in West Ashley for those of us who don’t have curbside pickup. The site does not have a bin for corrugated cardboard yet, […]


Keep Charleston Beautiful and Wipe Out Wireless Waste


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If you’re like me, chances are that deep in your closet, you too have a box of things that is labeled, “stuff.” And in it, most likely, is that old cell phone that you just didn’t know what to do with, so you stashed it in stuff purgatory. Well fear no more, there is a […]


Greening Your Holiday Decorations


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So, I’m no artist, but something about the holidays gets me in the mood to… CREATE! There is nothing better than bringing the outdoors in to help you celebrate the season. There are lots of ways to save green and go natural during the holidays. For the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall season: Create a simple centerpiece in seconds […]


How Many Earths Would You Need?


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I was listening to Marketplace on public radio the other day and as part of their sustainability news series, the reporter plugged an interactive assessment tool called “Consumer Consequences” on American Public Media’s website. Consumer Consequences will tell you how many planets it would take to support your lifestyle on a planetary scale and provide […]


Learn How You Can Support Sustainable Seafood


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The Sustainable Seafood Initiative is a community-wide effort that has been underway since 2002 to promote the conservation of fishery resources and the use of locally and domestically caught seafood in restaurants. Sustainable seafood refers to fish that are caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of individual marine species and for the […]


Greening your gathering


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As an occasional user of Evite.com, I receive monthly party “tips.” I usually send these straight to the trash – but this month, I’m going to recycle some of the ideas. Evite.com estimates it saves party planners millions of dollars in paper invitations and postage each month. So fittingly, the focus for this month’s newsletter […]


Green Gardening Charleston Style


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As I was reading through the Fall issue of Charleston Home, I learned some interesting things to help my green thumb and my green gardening knowledge. First, it’s not too late to plant some Fall veggies! One of Charleston Home’s “to-dos” for Fall is “Grow a new vegetable.” In the article “Fall Task List,” Sidi […]










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