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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cheers to Green Drinks Charleston and Carolina’s Eco-Unit for bringing Carrotmob Charleston to the Queen Street Grocery last Saturday. Over 400 shoppers showed up and spent $4870 (breaking the old Saturday record of $1400). Not only does this show the power of focused community action, but Queen Street Grocery will be spending around $1600 on […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]










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