Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston

Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston

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How can our waste BUILD CAPITAL rather than reduce it? The video portion of this page is super campy, but the messaging is brilliant.

Need to reset after finals? Head out to my gal's festival in the woods on May 18th! Workshops, nature, music, and more. Check out their page for opportunities... Volunteer positions and student tickets available!
Abundance Music & Arts Fest May 18!!!
♻️ STUDENT TICKETS ONLY $11.11 🐝
From Fisher Recycling........ISO Volunteers:
2019 HIGHWATER

We are back for a 2nd year thanks to a great effort by our volunteer team last year!!!

What: Recycling & Trash Collection Volunteer - 6 hr shifts

When:
Friday April 12 12pm – 10pm
Saturday April 13
Sunday April 14
Shifts 11a-6p or 6p - 11p

Where: Riverfront Park North Chas

About:
In need of "monitors" and "collectors". "Worker Pass" included.

Monitors will man recycling stations designated for aluminum cans or plastic bottles and trash. There is no heavy lifting, just removing the clear bags from the white boxes and setting aside. The trash will be emptied by the Collectors.

Collectors will be making rounds on golf cart and on foot to collect bags of recycling and trash and bring back to our landing area on the grounds.

Wear comfortable shoes, dress for weather conditions. Each volunteer will be issued a reflective identifiable vest. We are planning on having a camper for storage and snack access.

Our Rules:
• No smoking on shift in public spaces
• No drinking alcohol on shift
• While we want you to have fun and enjoy the great music, be aware that during your shift you are representing Fisher Recycling. You should not be a “fan” at center stage in your vest.
• When your shift is over, return the vest and re-enter the venue. You will only be allowed access back in, not in and out once you have completed your shift.

Email [email protected] to schedule a slot. Many many thanks!
Great chance to hear great music doing a great thing!
Hey! If anyone is interested in attending the High Water Music Festival for FREE, Green Heart Project is looking for volunteers to work their beverage stations at the festival!

Basically all you have to do is sign up for and work a 4 hour shift at a beverage station at the festival and you get a free ticket to the festival for that day. You can sign up for one shift each day and get a ticket for each day you work!

If you're interested, just sign up with this link (https://volunteersignup.org/TCB9X) and complete the online training to serve alcohol (https://www.liquorexam.com/coursespub/showcourse/68#/loadcourse/68/33/2496). The training costs $8, but that's a whole lot cheaper than the festival would be.

Once you've gone through the training, save your certificate with the title as [last name.first name.TIPS] and upload it to this folder (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GjYLKoPnlcth41Piw5_1csb9uvdGBBRE) by March 18, 2019 to keep your spot! You'll also need to present a copy of the certificate when you check-in at the festival, so keep it handy.

Take a look at the High Water line up (https://highwaterfest.com/lineup/#/) and get pumped!

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Student Tickets Only $11.11 !!!!!
https://festivalabundance.eventbrite.com
Are Charleston students going to be the next ones to rise up for climate justice?
It's already happening in France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland!

Today is 11/11/18!!!
Abundance Music & Arts Fest is offering a Gateway Special!
24HRS ONLY - 1am to 1am
Tickets >> Buy One Get Two
Free Entry to Abundance Music & Arts Fest! Only 4 hours of fun volunteering for ticket trade ... 15 bands, nature trails, sustainable workshops & art!

Please share with all your friends! See you on the dancefloor!

Campus Changemakers
#SustainCofC Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston (SC)
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SustainCofC

Operating as usual

04/21/2021

Conserving water can help ensure that we have access to clean and safe water. An easy way to save water is to monitor faucets for leaks. The EPA estimates that 10,000 gallons of water are lost per household due to leaks each year. Whether in the bathroom or kitchen, try to be aware of any leaks and either repair them or report them to someone who can help. 💡

Conserving water can help ensure that we have access to clean and safe water. An easy way to save water is to monitor faucets for leaks. The EPA estimates that 10,000 gallons of water are lost per household due to leaks each year. Whether in the bathroom or kitchen, try to be aware of any leaks and either repair them or report them to someone who can help. 💡

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 04/19/2021

It’s that time of year again, on-campus move out!
If you live in the residence halls there are now blue donation bins available to deposit any unwanted food, clothing, or textile items.
If you live off-campus, but still want to donate check out:

https://zerowaste.cofc.edu/residence-life/mindful-move-in-move-out.php
for more mindful move-out tips and to find a donation bin that’s close to you!

04/14/2021

Join the conversation!
Thursday, April 22nd from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The College, The Citadel, and MUSC will explore social, economic, and environmental issues that are prevalent to 21st century CHS, via Zoom!
Register online @ go.cofc.edu/earthmonth
This is your chance to implement change in Charleston, what are you waiting for? 🌎

Join the conversation!
Thursday, April 22nd from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The College, The Citadel, and MUSC will explore social, economic, and environmental issues that are prevalent to 21st century CHS, via Zoom!
Register online @ go.cofc.edu/earthmonth
This is your chance to implement change in Charleston, what are you waiting for? 🌎

04/14/2021

Come get creative this Earth Month by painting a kindness rock to be shared with the CofC campus community!

Join the CSD team in the Stern Gardens (behind the Stern Center) next Tuesday, April 20th from 3-5pm for this fun and inspiring event! Be sure to register using the “🌎 Month” link in our bio!

Let’s create connections and lift others up through simple acts of kindness :)

Come get creative this Earth Month by painting a kindness rock to be shared with the CofC campus community!

Join the CSD team in the Stern Gardens (behind the Stern Center) next Tuesday, April 20th from 3-5pm for this fun and inspiring event! Be sure to register using the “🌎 Month” link in our bio!

Let’s create connections and lift others up through simple acts of kindness :)

04/13/2021

Do you want to start your own compost? Or start your own herb garden?

Join us and the Sustainable Ag Program on Thursday at 5pm for a short tour of the downtown gardens followed by a composting workshop where you will be able to take home some worms to start your own compost and then plant some herb seeds for your very own herb garden.

Register using the 🌎 Month link in our bio, Bring a container to take worms, and meet us at 14 Green Way!

Do you want to start your own compost? Or start your own herb garden?

Join us and the Sustainable Ag Program on Thursday at 5pm for a short tour of the downtown gardens followed by a composting workshop where you will be able to take home some worms to start your own compost and then plant some herb seeds for your very own herb garden.

Register using the 🌎 Month link in our bio, Bring a container to take worms, and meet us at 14 Green Way!

04/08/2021

Want to change the world for the better but aren’t sure where to start?
Join Rae Andre Wednesday April 14th at 5:00 p.m. for an in-depth discussion about climate change and learn what changes YOU can make to help save the planet 🌎

Want to change the world for the better but aren’t sure where to start?
Join Rae Andre Wednesday April 14th at 5:00 p.m. for an in-depth discussion about climate change and learn what changes YOU can make to help save the planet 🌎

04/08/2021

Take our Climate Pledge and voice your climate vision! We will be featuring many of these responses in our newsletter, The Resilient Advocate, as well as on our social media platforms. The more voices the better; we are accepting responses from everyone!

Take our Climate Pledge and voice your climate vision! We will be featuring many of these responses in our newsletter, The Resilient Advocate, as well as on our social media platforms. The more voices the better; we are accepting responses from everyone!

04/07/2021

Many of the cleaning products commonly used in homes and offices contain ingredients that can be harmful to human health and the environment. Although companies may claim their products are "natural" it can be hard to determine what is actually safe to use. In order to avoid misleading labels, try making your own cleaning products! Ingredients that you may already have around, like white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and Castile soap can be effective in making all purpose cleaner and stain remover.

Many of the cleaning products commonly used in homes and offices contain ingredients that can be harmful to human health and the environment. Although companies may claim their products are "natural" it can be hard to determine what is actually safe to use. In order to avoid misleading labels, try making your own cleaning products! Ingredients that you may already have around, like white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and Castile soap can be effective in making all purpose cleaner and stain remover.

04/07/2021

“No important question worth asking can be answered by a single department.”
☎️CALLING ALL STAFF ☎️
Join Rae André on April 14th at 9:00 a.m. via zoom to discuss climate change and sustainability, you won’t regret it! 🙌🏽♻️

“No important question worth asking can be answered by a single department.”
☎️CALLING ALL STAFF ☎️
Join Rae André on April 14th at 9:00 a.m. via zoom to discuss climate change and sustainability, you won’t regret it! 🙌🏽♻️

04/07/2021

TUNE INTO OUR LAST CLIMATE FRIDAYS EVENT THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!!! Dr. Seth Pritchard and Dr. Lisa Young will be giving an incredible talk on working toward resilience by learning from traditional and indigenous agricultural communities.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! Register using the link in our bio!

TUNE INTO OUR LAST CLIMATE FRIDAYS EVENT THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!!! Dr. Seth Pritchard and Dr. Lisa Young will be giving an incredible talk on working toward resilience by learning from traditional and indigenous agricultural communities.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! Register using the link in our bio!

04/03/2021

Happy Saturday CofC! 🥳
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again, spring clean-up on Campus!🌱♻️🧹🚮 Join us Saturday, April 10th from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 14 Green Way (Center of Sustainability) for a little litter sweep.
Bring a water bottle and mask-up!😷Essential gardening and clean-up supplies will be provided by the CSD.
The link to sign-up is on our Linktree (link in bio).
HURRY, spots are limited and are filling up quickly!

04/02/2021

Hi Everyone!
For the second half of the day @sustainablefashioncofc will be taking over to share some information on WHAT exactly is sustainable fashion and how YOU can get involved!

Stay tuned for more on the @sustaincofc stories 💚

Interested in joining? Click the link in @sustainablefashioncofc IG bio!

04/02/2021

Hey ya’ll!! For the first half of the day, @cofcveganclub will be taking over the Center’s Instagram to share a bit about our club, some resources on veganism, and how sustainability is embedded in veganism 🌎 Stay tuned with our stories to learn more and email [email protected] to hop on our email list:)

04/01/2021

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04/01/2021

HAPPY EARTH MONTH!!! 🌎

The CSD is celebrating Earth Month with sustainability-related events throughout the whole month of April. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about the virtual, in-person, and passive events we have to offer!

Comment and let us know how you’re celebrating Earth Month!

03/31/2021

Welcome to the Sustainable Farm series!

This series will highlight the efforts of a few local farms taking alternative approaches to sustainable agriculture, and teach us all a bit about the approaches they take to running their farms!

Our first farm in this series is Vital Mission Farm located on Wadmalaw Island. Jeff Siewicki and his small team work together to run a pastured poultry farm that uses a regenerative agriculture model. Swipe through to learn more about this type of agriculture, or check out the full interview @ synergies.cofc.edu

03/29/2021

The world’s top climate scientists have told us we have a ten-year window to make rapid reductions in the carbon pollution causing global warming;
IF we don’t, we will severely destabilize the global climate and all there is to love about Mother Nature.
Join us on Zoom Wednesday April 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss what South Carolinians can do to solve climate change in the low-country (before 2030).

03/27/2021

Tonight from 8:30-9:30pm is Earth Hour 🌍🌎🌏 (@earthhourofficial)! An hour to to acknowledge our ecological footprint and take steps to reduce it. Take the hour, flip off your lights and play a board game by candlelight or take some time to relax outside and enjoy the stars. DM us your best Earth Hour pic and be entered to win some CSD swag! #earthhour #sustaincofc

03/26/2021

Congratulations to three of The Center’s best on receiving an Excel Award! Keep up the great work and continue to be the change you want to see in the world.🌎

03/24/2021

There are many simple actions and easy swaps you can make in your life to save energy.
Using LED lights in your home and office is one way to contribute to more efficient energy use. Being conscious of your personal energy use can help reduce emissions and pollutants that can be harmful to people and the environment. Check out the CSD's blog for more tips!

[03/23/21]   Spring has officially sprung at The College🌷
Check out our video to learn how you can make all natural insect repellents at home!

03/22/2021

Join us for the second to last Climate Fridays to hear from CofC students on how they are fighting towards a carbon-neutral, climate-just world. Register at the link in our bio. #climatefridays #sustaincofc

03/19/2021

@cclcharleston is taking over today! Make sure to check our story today to learn about what we do, and how you can get involved in climate action and support the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act!

03/18/2021

Happy Thursday Cougars! Did you know that we have a monthly newsletter? We feature students, faculty, and staff for their work related to sustainability! It’s a great way to find out about events, opportunities, and learn more about sustainability in the CofC and greater Charleston community! Subscribe now to receive the March newsletter! »

03/17/2021

Did you know, that if female farmers globally were given the same resources and education as their male counterparts, we would be able to save 150 million people from hunger?

In celebration of National Women’s Month, we are excited to share the first of our two part series on influential women who have / are making a big impact on our food systems!

Please check out our Story for more information about the impact of women in agriculture, and be sure to swipe through to learn the stories of some incredible women changing the world of food.🍎

03/12/2021

Did you know that you can make garden planters using milk/juice cartons, coffee tins, cans, and soda bottles? These planters often require more watering, and may get too hot to support plants during the summer when growing outdoors. However, it’s a fun and creative way to reuse and "upcycle" these containers. I liked the milk label as a reminder of what the planter is made from, but you can also paint these upcycled containers and get creative with your planting!🎨🧃🌼🌷🪴

03/10/2021

Adding alternative text to your instagram pictures can help make social media posts accessible to more people. Consider taking this simple step next time you post a picture to ensure your posts can be enjoyed by a larger audience. Alternative text should be brief, but descriptive enough so that people can understand the image without seeing it. For this post, alternative text could read, 'Green Office Tip add alternative text to Instagram posts to increase accessibility in social media.’
Stay tuned for more weekly Green Office Tips and Tricks!♻️

03/10/2021

Who are we to one another?

Join Min Hyoung Song TOMORROW, March 10th at 4:00 PM to discuss social inequities and climate change issues in the modern age of political upheaval.

Mark your calendars Cougars, this is an event you won’t want to miss! 🐾

03/09/2021

Who are we to one another?
Join Min Hyoung Wednesday, March 10th between 4 and 5 p.m. to discuss social identities and climate change issues in the modern age of political upheaval.
Mark your calendars Cougars, this is an event you won’t want to miss!🐾

03/05/2021

Join us for our third installment of Spring Climate Fridays! Dr. Calvin Blackwell with the @cofc_schoolofbusiness will discuss carbon taxes as a possible solution for climate change.

Friday, March 12 @ 1:00 p.m. Register via the link in our bio or at go.cofc.edu/climatefridays.

#sustaincofc

03/02/2021

🚨Calling all Cougars🚨
The Cougar Changemaker team is accepting applications for proposals until March 15!
Be a part of the creative innovation, and make a difference on campus. What are you waiting for?

02/24/2021

Double sided printing is an easy way to make your workspace a more environmentally friendly place, whether it's in your home or office. The Green Office Certification Program encourages you to consider making this simple and quick change to save paper and money.
Stay tuned to our page for more Green Office Tips and Tricks😊

02/22/2021

Happy Monday Cougars! This week the center has teamed up with @cofccru in accepting donations for The Humanitarian Aid Group, Luopads.
Luopads manufactures reusable menstrual pads and distributes them to areas of the world where women do not have reliable access to feminine hygiene products.
There will be a donation box on our front porch all week, we’d love to see you stop by🤗

02/19/2021

In 2014, after the publication of Audubon's first climate change report, thousands of people asked how they could help make the world a better place for birds, and Climate Watch was born. Since 2016, Climate Watch volunteers have collected data which Audubon scientists are able to use to document in peer reviewed research that birds are responding to climate change and shifting their ranges. You can join us in this fight by observing birds in your area, using our specific protocol, and helping us learn about how birds are responding to the changing climate. Sign up to be an Audubon Advocate and find out how to participate in Climate Watch near you! Link in bio! Photo by William Baldridge

#climatewatch #easternbluebird #birdstellus #survivalbydregrees #communityscience

02/19/2021

With forest bird populations in decline, Audubon South Carolina is on a mission to educate landowners on forest management techniques that protect and shelter birds, reduce carbon emissions, and generate profits. Birds like the Wood Thrush and Swainson’s Warbler benefit from the management practices of Bird Friendly Forestry. Wood Thrush by Juan Zamora

Sign up to be a climate advocate with Audubon SC, link in bio!

#forestry #bringthebirdsback #birdfriendlyforestry #birdstellus #forthebirds #carbonsequestration #carbonbanking #woodthrush #birdsofIG

The Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston was officially founded in the fall of 2011 and has been growing ever since. Now with 8 staff members and 28 student interns, a multitude of projects and programs have been created and carried out varying from the Student Bike Share Program to Social Justice Coffee Hour to Synergies to Zero Waste.

The Office of Sustainability is a hub for sustainability and sustainable development. We focus on applied research opportunities, experiential learning, operational management, and public engagement on campus and in the greater Charleston community. We not only want to make our campus more sustainable, but also want to educate our students and faculty on how they can make a difference as well. We are all interconnected and part of one great, big community!

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