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International Day of Climate Action :: Mount Pleasant Event on October 24


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This Saturday, October 24, is the International Day of Climate Action – a chance for communities around the world to unite behind a cause that affects us all. 350.org is facilitating over 3700 community actions in 163 countries. These actions will feature photographs of the number 350 taken in iconic locations. Why 350? Scientists say […]


Water Week Featured Org – Coastal Conservation League


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The Sustainability Institute has been hosting Charleston Water Week to help encourage local residents to conserve this precious resource. And since we want to help the cause, we’re featuring different water-related nonprofits that serve our local community. The Coastal Conservation League, who is celebrating their 20 year anniversary, is working hard every day to preserve […]


Local Earth Day Event Roundup


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Wow, Earth Day 2009 is fast approaching (April 22 – also our 2nd anniversary!), and with it comes many chances to celebrate with our green community. Here’s a quick set of links to help make your Earth Day plans: April 18 – Charleston County Earth Day Festival April 18 – Green Village Tour Run April […]


Help SC Say NO to a New Coal Plant, and YES to Clean Energy Alternatives


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Santee Cooper wants to build a new coal plant on the Great Pee Dee River, and because they are a state-run utility, you and I have some influence. Coal plants are one of the dirtiest ways to generate electricity, and now is the time to tell our government that we want clean alternatives. The SC […]


Battery Stadium Sustainability Tour on 12/4


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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 […]


CARTA Says Dump the Pump – Free Rides This Thursday on All Routes


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This Thursday, June 19th, is National Dump the Pump Day, and CARTA is celebrating by offering free rides on all routes. Cheers to CARTA for giving us this opportunity to participate and save a little money, all while helping the environment and promoting public transportation. “We hope that new riders will consider trying CARTA on […]


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, […]


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 […]


Shouldn’t we be Raising Tree-Huggers?


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Our children are inheriting a planet that is warming. Educating our children about climate change can be daunting, as it can be an overwhelming topic. I do not want to frighten my boys, nor leave them with a sense of hopelessness. It requires careful consideration, but I believe the earlier they know about our planet’s […]


Alternative Energy Meetup Recap


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Despite the dreary weather last night, about 25 of us made it to the Charleston Alternative Energy Meetup at Huger’s Restaurant. These monthly meetings are hosted by local greenlebrity Ian Sanchez, and bring together a wide range of people interested in biodiesel, solar, wind, wave, and nuclear energy. The meeting kicked off with a 30-minute […]










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