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Buying locally is a big part of living sustainably – both for us AND our community. Lowcountry Local First is asking local residents to take the 10% Shift Pledge and start buying more from local businesses. The goal is for local businesses, organizations, and families to shift an additional 10% of their annual spending to […]


Wow, did we really leave that poll up for 4 months? When the year is new, you never know what people are going to do. We asked you what your priorities were for 2009, and the results were interesting. At first, supporting the local economy had a strong lead, but in the end, 43% of […]


Happy Earth Day!

I just wanted to wish all of you the happiest of Earth Days. We’ve been so inspired by you, this community, and the momentum our area is creating for sustainability. I truly believe that the work we’re all are doing is laying the foundation for a future we can be proud of. Earth Day is […]


If you’ve ever wanted to directly support the green initiatives of a local business, now’s your chance! This Saturday, April 11th, Carrotmob Charleston will be in action at Queen Street Grocery (map | street view). We often talk about “voting with our dollars” when it comes to green purchasing, but it’s often difficult to see […]


I just wanted to thank the SC Aquarium for featuring Jen and I in the latest edition of Tributaries, their quarterly member newsletter. Members on a Mission is a new program that recognizes SC Aquarium members who are doing work in our community that aligns with the Aquarium’s mission. We were certainly honored to be […]


The Sustainability Institute has been chosen as the Whole Foods Market 5% nonprofit recipient for Tuesday, March 31st. The Whole Foods 5% Day project is part of the company’s community giving program, and does a great job supporting local nonprofits around the country. If you want to support The Sustainability Instititute, be sure to stop […]


On April 18th, The Green Village Tour will once again wind its way through the streets of North Charleston’s Park Circle neighborhood. The 8k race will begin at 8 a.m. sharp, and will end at the after party in the Mixson development. There is also a 5k walk for non-runners, so there’s no reason not […]


Local organizations, businesses, people, growers, and activists are the heart and soul of every green scene. Our 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 a six new additions to the Guide: EcoBilt – sustainable constuction and retrofitting Charleston Green […]


As part of Kiawah Island’s Earth Day Greenival, there will be a 5K fun beach run on April 19th. Runners will start at 9:30 a.m., and all proceeds will go towards green initiatives on the island.  Beth says: 2 race options: 1-mile Fun Run & 5K Race. Pre-race registration is $15 per person. Registed participants can pick […]


Both major green events here in Charleston have announced their dates and other details. So mark those calenders, bust out your walking shoes, and prepare to get your green-on. Charleston County Earth Day Festival This year’s event will be back in Park Circle on April 18, and should top the 7,500 attendees and over 70 […]










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