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Dashing through Downtown


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Today was the annual Dump the Pump event presented by CARTA. As I looked at our schedule, I knew I wouldn’t be able to participate. I do want to continue to try to utilize public transportation whenever we are able. I hope their event today was an huge success, and look forward to reading their […]


Carrotmob Charleston Brings the Green


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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 […]


Join the Carrotmob and Help a Local Business Become More Energy Efficient


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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 […]


2009 Go Green Charleston Hotel Scorecard


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A few times a year I travel to far off cities and speak with nonprofits about how social media can help their cause. While on the road, I always keep my green eyes peeled for interesting, innovative, and clever sustainability ideas. When I visit places like San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, and Montreal, I always notice […]


Whole Foods and The Sustainability Institute Partner for 5% Day


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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 […]


The Race to End Waste Is On


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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 […]


6 New Additions to the Go Green Local Guide


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Local organizations, businesses, people, growers, and activists are the heart and soul of every green scene. Our Go Green Local Guide is a great place to look for local eco-friendly options (check the sidebar…down and to the right → ↓ ) Here are a six new additions to the Guide: EcoBilt – sustainable constuction and retrofitting Charleston Green […]


Green Drinks Speakers to Discuss myEnergyLoan


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At this month’s Green Drinks Charleston gathering, the topic at hand will be energy efficient mortgages. Daniel Island Realty has become Charleston’s first myEnergyLoan provider, and Jeff Cole and Gary Harwyn will be on hand to speak to their benefits.  Energy efficient mortgages sound interesting, as they help bundle in sustainable add-ons to the home during […]


Chris Fisher on Eco-preneurship


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Check out this inspiring video featuring Chris Fisher of Fisher Recycling. He is a great example of someone turning their love for sustainable living into a thriving business that is helping us all.


New Additions to the Go Green Local Guide


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Local businesses, organizations, people, growers, and movements are the heart and soul of every local green scene. The Go Green Local Guide is a great place to look for local eco-friendly options (check the sidebar…down and to the right → ↓ ) Lately we’ve had local food on the brain, so I was able to […]










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