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If you’re struggling to find green ways to keep your property looking nice, or just looking for new ideas to expand your eco-landscaping repertoire, the Tri-County Carolina Yard Experience might be the perfect event for you (March 13, 9-2pm, Charleston Exchange Park) Tri-County Carolina Yard Experience is based on the Carolina Yards & Neighborhoods program, […]


The 2009 Charleston Green Fair is upon us, and I hope you’re planning on heading down to Marion Square on Sunday to revel in our community’s greeness. Last year’s event was a huge success, and all signs point to even better results this year. Please come visit the Go Green Charleston booth in the nonprofit […]


Recycling only takes a little knowledge, a little time, and a little motivation. If you see a neighbor throwing away materials that can be recycled, don’t be afraid to help them out. They may be missing the recyclable materials list, confused about their recycling pickup day, or unaware how important this basic civic activity really […]


The Sustainability Institute and the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association are hosting the Atlantic Green Conference on June 19th and 20th. The 2-day event features 18 workshops covering nearly every aspect of green building. Titles include: Green Roof Systems, Advanced Lighting Solutions, Greening Historic Structures, and Green Infrastructure & LEED. The event also features keynote […]


The Race to End Waste Is On

Last October, College Park Middle School students began an environmental program focusing on conservation and sustainability. The Race to End Waste, launched by Complete Building Corporation, is part of an employee effort to give back to our community. Homerooms in the Ladson school have been collecting recyclable materials all year — over 60,000 pounds so far — in an effort […]


The 7th Annual MESSA 8K for H2O run on Folly Beach is this Saturday, February 21. Proceeds from this race and 5k family fun walk will go towards local efforts to improve the quality of our water. This is a great event with a long track record of supporting local organizations, so all you green runners should really […]


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 […]


Recycling Fail!

I like to keep things positive around here, but sometimes it helps to point out mistakes rather than successes – we learn from our mistakes too, right? One of our first columns was Weekly Trashed, which was a photographic look at poor trash disposal activity. On a recent trip to a Mount Pleasant recycling drop […]


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 […]


The College of Charleston is a not only a huge asset to the city, but a big influence on local trends and culture. That’s why I’m excited to see this video roundup of steps they’ve taken to provide a more sustainable dining experience to students. They eliminated trays that needed washing, switched to biodegradable food […]










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