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Green Travel Notes :: Montréal


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I’ve been in Montréal, Quebec for the last 5 days, and this has kept me from posting here at Go Green (sorry about that). But the silver lining is that I am able to get a feel for what another city is doing to reduce it’s impact. Overall, Montréal certainly felt more progressive than most […]


Bus Route 40


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It’s official. After living in Mt. Pleasant for almost eleven years, I had yet to use a form of public transportation. No longer – I introduced myself to CARTA via bus route 40. I am officially becoming a bus rider. I consulted the website for CARTA, and was dismayed by the lack of working information […]


Bouncing Dryer Balls


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*** EDIT *** I’m an idiot, these aren’t green at all (unless you dig toxic breast milk).  Live and learn. During a delightful visit to DwellSmart, I purchased my first box of dryer balls. This purchase makes sense both economically and environmentally. I won’t have to purchase another box for two years. The dryer balls […]


Mileage Mom


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Chad has really been pushing me to blog about this goal I have: On average, my car stays in the garage one day each week. About two years ago, I realized that as a stay at home mom, I never stayed at home. I also began reading and hearing about peak oil production. I found […]


Road Trip Recycling and Green Sightings


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The gathering of family and food called us North for yet another Thanksgiving, and as always we backed out of our driveway thinking about the footprint this annual migration leaves. We took off with our usual milk crate for recyclables and lofty ambitions to leave a small impact – despite driving 1700 miles in 4 […]


East Bay Bike Path on the Way


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Good news for you go greeners looking for a non-carbon way to get around downtown: The Charleston City Council approved a $1 million dollar bike path that will continue the Ravenel Bridge path into the heart of downtown. In fact, the goal is to swing the path all the way around the peninsula and into […]


Mmmmm, Prius Sandwich


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Ever since a Hummer began showing up in the parking lot where I work, I’ve been dying to get a shot of it next to one of the many Priuses. Well today was the day, and to make it even sweeter, a Chevy Suburban was parked on the other side forming a veritable eco-sandwich. A […]


Cardboard Recycling Poll Results


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Thanks to everyone who participated in our cardboard recycling poll. We had 50 responses at the time of this post, and I’m very impressed with the results. It seems most of us are recycling our cardboard, despite not having curbside pickup. Keep it up, and let’s keep that cardboard out of the landfill. I’ve spoken […]


Disney World Planning to Go Greener?


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I’m a Disney geek. To me, one of the many benefits of living in the Charleston area is the relatively close proximity to Walt Disney World. Only a six hour drive (in the Prius!) and we’re practically in the Magic Kingdom. We try to make it down annually, if the budget allows, and we avoid […]


Carbon-neutral Road Trip


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When I wrote about road trip recycling and other things last week, I forgot to mention that I finally purchased some carbon offsets for my vehicle. We’ve made major efforts to green up our summer traveling (recycling, cruise control, slower speeds, tire pressure, filling up at night, etc.), so offsetting our vehicle’s carbon emissions was […]










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