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Gdiaper Update


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I wanted to inform you all that Graham and I are still Gdiaper strong. We switched about a month ago, and I have no intention of ever relying on disposable diapers again. Gdiapers are easy to put together, put on, and put away in the toilet. The underpants and liners show no signs of stress. […]


Celebrate a Bday with Less Waste


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My little guys have celebrated their birthday parties, thus far, at our home. They’re young, and can entertain each other with no more than glow sticks in a darkened room. We love throwing these parties — they’re simple! And since we’re in control of the details, what little waste we accumulate is just from plain […]


Reusable Bags at Local Grocery Stores


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Are you becoming obsessed with plastic bags yet? I am. The bag phenomenon is everywhere. I mean, I’m hooked on my own canvas bag. Jen is blogging about becoming the “crazy bag lady”, and the other Jennifer started a project that gives them away. Then there’s the numbers: 100 billion each year in the U.S., […]


The BIG move


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After living in a very bucolic setting for 8 and half years, we made a change. Or I should say, I made a change and my sweet husband, kind of disgruntled 10 year old, and up for whatever kindergartner came along for the ride. I knew all along that I was going to struggle with […]


Turns Out Charleston Digs Composting


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Turning landfill-bound kitchen waste into rich gardening soil is a very sustainable practice, even in tiny suburban-sized doses. I love the idea of using free homemade soil to enrich the garden plot I’m using to grow some summer veggies, all while learning loads about biology, chemistry, and patience. Composting is a green activity that’s a […]


Don’t Forget to Reuse Stuff!


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Sometimes I get so caught up in recycling that I pay less attention than I should to the other two R’s…Reducing and Reusing. Recycling is great, but ideally we should be using less and reusing more. And while reducing the amount of stuff we use is ideal, it often feels like a punishment. Reusing is […]


Mt. Styrofoam


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One way to address the issue of our mass consumption as a country, and the realities of what ends up in the landfill as a result is, well, ignore it. A group of 5th grade students at Charles Pinckney Elemetary School are choosing a different tact. Pinkney’s Ecology Club, lead by S.A.I.L. teacher Mike Cline, […]


Greening Your Holiday Decorations


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So, I’m no artist, but something about the holidays gets me in the mood to… CREATE! There is nothing better than bringing the outdoors in to help you celebrate the season. There are lots of ways to save green and go natural during the holidays. For the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall season: Create a simple centerpiece in seconds […]


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 […]


Bottled Water Is Sooooo Out


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Yep, it looks that way. Based on our recent poll, most Go Green readers either avoid bottled water when possible, or purposely drink only from the tap. Either way, it says a lot about where we are as a community, and how education can impact trends. A few years ago, I (and possibly you) would […]










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