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Santee Cooper Green

Last week, Melanie sent me a link to Santee Cooper Green, the state-owned energy company‘s environmental portal. They generate and provide electricity to Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry county residents, as well as 20 electric co-ops around the state. In fact, they provide the juice to 41% of South Carolina – a statistic that makes anything […]


We’re always trying to bring you coverage of local environmental news, so here are three stories that caught my eye this week. Alliance for Planet Earth Cleans up C of C Campus College of Charleston students and faculty got out last weekend to perform trash audits around campus. The group, formally knows as the Alliance […]


When Gregory blogged about Mount Pleasant being interested back in August, I remember thinking there is no way the town could wrestle Shem Creek’s Mason property away from condo developers. I’m still hoping I’m wrong, so the news yesterday that the property might be condemned, and therefore easier for the town to get, was encouraging […]


One of the primary goals of this site is to educate readers on the little things they can do to lead a greener life. But despite our efforts, we still need elected officials to tackle larger issues like mass transit, renewable energy, and vehicle emissions. So let’s say you have the ear of your local […]


Just wanted to check in and mention the results of the Summerville Town Council elections that took place on Tuesday. It was a pretty dismal turnout overall with only 10.8 percent of eligible voters casting a vote. Amazingly, even with the overall low turnout, District 4 set a new record for voters casting a ballot […]


If you’re a Summerville resident, like me, who’s concerned about where you live and the environmental impact of uncontrolled development, vote for change during the upcoming elections scheduled for May 8th. Currently, the Summerville town council majority vote is controlled by a group of very comfortable incumbents who some might describe as self-serving. If you […]


Mayor Joe Riley says they’re going to do it, and that’s a start. As reported by the Post and Courier, Mayor Riley has renewed this mission by naming the Charleston Green Committee. This is great news, and reflects Mayor Riley’s commitment to follow the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement which he signed in 2005. Here […]










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