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

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 09/04/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in and came out to #SustainFEST on Thursday. If you didn’t get a chance to stop at our table, come say hey to us at the involvement fair from 2-4 PM today!

09/01/2021

Did you know that SustainFEST is happening tomorrow night? Mask up and stop by the the Cistern for food trucks, music by DJ Collective Disparity and Sylloett, verbal inspiration from special guests, and more. We’ll be there from 5-8 PM, but the first 150 students get free tees!#sustainthecity

Did you know that SustainFEST is happening tomorrow night? Mask up and stop by the the Cistern for food trucks, music by DJ Collective Disparity and Sylloett, verbal inspiration from special guests, and more. We’ll be there from 5-8 PM, but the first 150 students get free tees!#sustainthecity

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 08/26/2021

🚨Recruiting Research Participants (Updated Info)!🚨

Hey everyone!! I’m Oliver, one of the current GAs for the Center and a Graduate student enrolled in the EVSS program at CofC.

My thesis is a case study of sustainability efforts at CofC as they relate to social sustainability and student activist concerns. I’m currently looking for student volunteers that are comfortable talking about their experience with sustainability on campus, student activism, identity & social issues, and anything else that may come up.

I’m looking for students OR alumni that graduated AFTER Fall 2011 - when the first sustainability office was established on campus!

If you want to participate, interviewees are needed ASAP and all interviews will ideally be completed by late September. I’m also open to interviews over Zoom to accommodate interested students.

If you’re interested in participating, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected].

If you can’t take part, please consider sharing with someone you think might be interested! Thank you for your consideration 💛

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 08/13/2021

🚨Graduate Research Announcement!🚨

Hey y’all!! I’m Oliver, one of the current GAs for the Center and a M.S. candidate in the EVSS program at CofC.

My thesis is a case study of sustainability efforts at CofC as they relate to social sustainability and student activist concerns. I’m currently looking for student volunteers that are comfortable talking about their experience with sustainability on campus, student activism, identity & social issues, and anything else that may come up.

Interviews will start ASAP, and will ideally be completed by mid-September. I’m also open to interviews over Zoom to accommodate interested students. If you’re interested in participating, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected].

If you can’t take part, please consider sharing with someone you think might be interested! Thank you for your consideration 💛

08/10/2021

Mindful move-in begins in less than two weeks, and we need your help!!! We are looking for students to collect cardboard during move-in weekend (Aug 20-22). Head to the link in our bio to find the Move-in Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.

DM us with any questions!

Mindful move-in begins in less than two weeks, and we need your help!!! We are looking for students to collect cardboard during move-in weekend (Aug 20-22). Head to the link in our bio to find the Move-in Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.

DM us with any questions!

Photos from The Sustainability Institute's post 08/06/2021

Woohoo!

08/05/2021

We are excited to announce our newest zero waste program: the Cougar Compost Initiative!

This program was created from a student-led Cougar Changemaker proposal. Thanks to Campus Housing and Residence Life, students living in Warren Residence Hall will have the opportunity to participate in a personal compost service throughout the 2021-22 academic year.

If you are living in Warren and are interested in taking part in the Cougar Compost Initiative, sign up using the link in our bio! There are limited spots available so don’t wait to sign up!

If you have any questions, DM us or email [email protected].

We are excited to announce our newest zero waste program: the Cougar Compost Initiative!

This program was created from a student-led Cougar Changemaker proposal. Thanks to Campus Housing and Residence Life, students living in Warren Residence Hall will have the opportunity to participate in a personal compost service throughout the 2021-22 academic year.

If you are living in Warren and are interested in taking part in the Cougar Compost Initiative, sign up using the link in our bio! There are limited spots available so don’t wait to sign up!

If you have any questions, DM us or email [email protected].

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 08/04/2021

Need school supplies for the upcoming year? What about dorm room supplies or gently used clothing? We’ve got you covered! Stop by the Sottile Clock (intersection of College Way and Green Way) for our Free Store Pop-up and Binder Giveaway on Wednesday, August 25th from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

DM us with questions about the specific items that will be available at the Pop-Up event!

07/22/2021

⚠️WE’RE HIRING!⚠️
The Center for Sustainable Development is seeking passionate and driven students to be a part of our Fall 2021 Internship Program! Join our highly collaborative and innovative team dedicated to sustainability at CofC!

We are currently hiring for:
1. Student Engagement Intern
2. Zero Waste Intern
3. Cougar Changemaker Intern

Applications are due July 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.! Learn more about the internship positions and submit your application using the link in our bio, or searching the position on Handshake.

Questions? Email Nicole Killen at [email protected] or shoot us a DM!

⚠️WE’RE HIRING!⚠️
The Center for Sustainable Development is seeking passionate and driven students to be a part of our Fall 2021 Internship Program! Join our highly collaborative and innovative team dedicated to sustainability at CofC!

We are currently hiring for:
1. Student Engagement Intern
2. Zero Waste Intern
3. Cougar Changemaker Intern

Applications are due July 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.! Learn more about the internship positions and submit your application using the link in our bio, or searching the position on Handshake.

Questions? Email Nicole Killen at [email protected] or shoot us a DM!

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 07/14/2021

Huge shoutout to @muscurbanfarm for hosting our interns for such a fun tour and activity. Our interns were able to learn about their innovative ways they incorporate agriculture into their urban campus, did an air layering air propagation activity, and took some yummy produce from the farm! 🥒🥕🌳🧅

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 06/18/2021

As a continuation to our “Influential Women in Our Food System” series, we’re here with part two to highlight the achievements of 5 more women. Swipe to learn more how their innovation and sustainable practices are changing out food systems as we know it! 🥬🍅🥕🌽

Alumnus' Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness 06/17/2021

Alumnus' Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness

CofC and Office of Sustainability alumnus making big waves!

https://today.cofc.edu/2021/06/17/alumnus-kayak-voyage-aims-to-raise-climate-change-awareness/

Alumnus' Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness Almost everyone has their own idea of what constitutes fun. For Will Freund ’17, sail-kayaking 1,000 miles up the Intracoastal Waterway from Miami to Norfolk, Virginia, seemed like fun. At least that’s what he told himself back in 2018 when he first hatched the idea. Since then, this epic advent...

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 06/16/2021

Our interns took a tour of Fisher Recycling in North Charleston where they got the inside scoop on all things recycling! The team also got a look at how they make their @glassecosurfaces and countertops. Thank you @fisherrecycling for such an amazing experience!! ♻️

05/20/2021

Sending a HUGE congratulations to our 2020- 2021 Internship Award winners! These interns were recognized for their creativity, transformation, determination, focus, problem solving skills, and ability to go above and beyond in everything they do.

Stephen C. Osborne Sustainability Fellow: Bridget Stafstrom
Trailblazer Award: Hanna Giblin
Mover and Shaker Award: Rowan Emerson
Unsung Hero Award: Jayla Burton
Emergent Changemaker Award: Jayne Pardys

Thank you to all of our CSD interns! We appreciate them so much, and wouldn’t be where we are today without their commitment to sustainability 🌎

Sending a HUGE congratulations to our 2020- 2021 Internship Award winners! These interns were recognized for their creativity, transformation, determination, focus, problem solving skills, and ability to go above and beyond in everything they do.

Stephen C. Osborne Sustainability Fellow: Bridget Stafstrom
Trailblazer Award: Hanna Giblin
Mover and Shaker Award: Rowan Emerson
Unsung Hero Award: Jayla Burton
Emergent Changemaker Award: Jayne Pardys

Thank you to all of our CSD interns! We appreciate them so much, and wouldn’t be where we are today without their commitment to sustainability 🌎

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 05/10/2021

And that’s a wrap on Earth Month! 🌎 but let’s be real, every month is Earth Month!

Thank you to all of our amazing campus and community partners for helping us throughout the month! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Photos from Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston's post 05/05/2021

WOW!! 🚚🚚 We collected 1,400 pounds of non perishable food and toiletry items and 12,000+ pounds of clothing and housewares during move out! 🚚🚚 Thanks to all the students who donated instead of disposing. Thanks to all the students who helped us collect ALL this material. And, thanks to our community partners who accepted all these donations - @closetcasethrift, @lcfoodbank, @palmettogoodwill, @charlestonmattress & @greenzonerecycling!
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#sustaincofc #moveout #zerowaste

04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day Cougars!
DM us a video explaining what Earth day means to you, or tag us in any [rock]ing Earth-day activities for a chance to be featured on our page!
Stay tuned to today’s story and visit
go.cofc.edu/earthmonth or more information about events and all the fun we have planned this month.
How are you going to make a difference today? 🐛✨🌎🌱🦋

Happy Earth Day Cougars!
DM us a video explaining what Earth day means to you, or tag us in any [rock]ing Earth-day activities for a chance to be featured on our page!
Stay tuned to today’s story and visit
go.cofc.edu/earthmonth or more information about events and all the fun we have planned this month.
How are you going to make a difference today? 🐛✨🌎🌱🦋

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.

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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Our Zero Waste Outreach intern @kate.liseo has been working on our new Zero Waste Video Series 🙌🏻 We are so excited to p...
Our Zero Waste Outreach intern @kate.liseo has been working on our new Zero Waste Video Series 🙌🏻 We are so excited to p...
Today our Digital Media & Design intern @daniela.arenas interviewed former @collegeofcharleston student @vapor.trails ab...
Gardening with Zanna 🌱Wondering why your plants aren’t getting enough water? Maybe it’s the time of day you’re watering....
We are so excited to introduce you to our Zero Waste Video Series. 🙌🏻Here's a sneak peak into part 1/6 of Wasteless.#was...
Welcoming back Community’s Institutional Resilience Reasearch Intern @yasemminn_ We are so happy to have you back this s...
Welcoming back Food Sustainability Intern Sophie SpiegelWe are so happy to have you back this semester. Sophie is a cert...

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