Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston (SC) To generate and apply knowledge through holistic praxis to create sustainable solutions that transform society by rethinking, redesigning and rest Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @sustaincofc
Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston (SC) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @sustaincofc
Mission: To generate and apply knowledge through holistic praxis to create sustainable solutions that transform society by rethinking, redesigning and restoring integrated systems.
YES! Shout out to Atlanta for making this happen! 👏🙌🍑🍉🥦🍆🍅
citylab.com The seven-acre site in southeast Atlanta will grow fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, and nuts to improve food security for local communities.
A litter sweep on June 21, 2019 as the Office of Sustainability, SC Aquarium, and the Coastal Conservation League teamed up for a College Day Clean Up!
Summer time! Time to take a trip and relax. Do your plans include a cruise? Think about the environmental impact of your summer travel. 🌴🚢🍹
npr.org The company has a long history of dumping plastic trash and oily waste from its ships, with violations dating back to 1993. In 2016, its Princess subsidiary agreed to pay $40 million for pollution.
Join the CofC Office of Sustainability tomorrow for another litter sweep to work towards saving the planet!🌎✨
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Sign up by emailing Fiona Lewis at [email protected]!
Climate change is taking its toll on some groups quicker than others. Check out this article on climate refugees:
theatlantic.com In the Indian Sundarbans, climate change threatens to destroy an important ecosystem, and a region populated by tens of millions.
Thousands of Native American women and girls go missing every year 😥 This article sheds some light on this issue with the story of one of these invisible victims:
marieclaire.com Two years ago, Ashley Heavy Runner Loring vanished without a trace, like thousands of other Native American women who go missing at alarming rates every year. Around the country, a remarkable movement, driven by Native women themselves, is leading the charge to find them.
These people have found some awesome ways to repurpose plastic waste! Can you think of any ways to repurpose your own recyclables? ♻️
aljazeera.com Bottle boats in Cameroon and recycled gum in Britain: How to tackle the scourge of plastic waste plaguing our planet.
Exciting news for Vertical Roots in Columbia! According to this article, Vertical Root's hydroponic growing pods minimize water, energy, and contamination risks. Not to mention that their veggies are so yummy 😋
Try some Vertical Roots Lettuce for yourself today, at Liberty Street Fresh Food Company's salad bar! 🥗
coladaily.com Photos provided. Vertical Roots, a controlled hydroponic farm for leafy greens, is set to expand to Columbia this week. The Charleston-based company repurposes retired shipping containers to create indoor, fully automated, vertical farms. The containers are equipped with LED lighting and soil-less h...
Shouts out to Podcasts Intern, Vanity Reid Deterville for the work she’s done in contributing to the Make it Right Project 💪
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Check out this article where CofC's Anthony Greene explains the important history behind this day, and the cultural significance for how important it is to keep the celebration going ✊🎉
today.cofc.edu Anthony Greene, associate professor of African American Studies and sociology at the College of Charleston, explains the history of Juneteenth.
“We go outside … and we feel tired within five minutes. Our sky is hazy. We can’t exercise without feeling sick,” Pua says. “Somehow, overnight, we became the dustbin of the world. What has happened to my country?” Read about the effects of American "recyclables" on Malaysia.
pri.org Plastic junk from the US is often sent to Southeast Asia, where illegal "recycling" centers are causing an environmental emergency with the fumes from burning trash. And many people believe that America, above all, has the power to make this stop.
How will you Dump the Pump on June 20th? 🚘🚫
CofC Bike Share has bike rentals for 48-hours or long term to help with your commitment to #DumpThePumpCHS!
Today marks 4 years since the Mother Emmanuel Church Massacre. What have SC lawmakers done since? ⛪️
thestate.com In the four years since nine were killed in a deadly shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, no bills restricting who can purchase or own a gun have been passed by the South Carolina legislature.
Read about some interesting historical buildings that could be approaching heartbreaking fates, and learn how you can help! 💪💪💪
savingplaces.org The 2019 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list features American Indian landmarks in southeast Utah, Nashville's Music Row, and more.
The Trump Administration is now responsible for over 80 rollbacks involving environmental policies. 😲 Check out the article to learn more about these rollbacks and the effects they will produce 😥🌎
nytimes.com A comprehensive list of environmental policies the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses.
Happy Flag Day! 🎉 Check out the link below to learn about the amazing flags we display at our office! 🏳️⚧🇨🇦🇺🇸🇧🇷🏳️🌈
sustainability.cofc.edu A top 10 fastest-growing city for software and Internet technology, an emerging hub for aerospace, and a hotbed for healthcare and biosciences.
Google's water withdrawal practices in SC are raising eyebrows 👀 Check out this article to learn more and comment on Google's new request 🚰🚿
postandcourier.com As one of the world’s biggest, brainiest and wealthiest corporations, Google has options for getting the water it needs to cool its data centers
Happy Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!🎊
Glynn County, GA proclaimed Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019. Queen Quet. Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation was presented with the proclamation during the county council meeting.
Looking to compile your summer reading list? Check out these suggestions! 🤓📖📚
medium.com If you’re anything like me, the first signs of spring may inspire you to spend some lazy afternoons reading new books in a street café or…
Join the Campaign by Worldoceansday.org/ to commit to taking actions for our ocean as a community!
To join the campaign:
🐚Take a photo of yourself or a group of people with your arms in the air
🐚Crop the photo so your hands touch the upper corners of the photo frame
🐚Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #TogetherWeCan🌊 (don't forget the emoji!)
🐚Search the hashtag on social media to see others joining you around the word
Visit the link below for resources and other ways that you can coordinate and collaborate towards a better future 🌊
If ya didn't know, now ya know 🧠💪
sustainableconnections.org | Sustainable Connections
Happy National Veggie Burger Day!🍔🥕🥦🎉
These new veggie burgers might not be the healthiest, but they're a pretty good meat replacement! 🍔 Have you tried them yet?! 😋
webmd.com They claim to make vegan burgers that would satisfy even a sworn carnivore. They also aim to save the planet by reducing the environmental impact of cattle farming. And, they’re becoming big business.
Grab a friend! 🏃♀️🏃♂️💨 From June 8 to June 16, 2019, adidas will donate $1 for every kilometer run, capped at 1.5 million US dollars, to Parley for the Oceans Schools! Read more to find out how to sign up to Run for the Oceans - by adidas! 🌊
runtastic.com Run For The Oceans from June 8th to 16th to create awareness about marine plastic pollution!
🏘Read about The Charleston Rhizome Collective's work and exhibition at the Cannon Street Arts Center!🏘
charlestoncitypaper.com Small But Mighty
Have you checked out the current exhibition at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art? "Cry Joy Park -- Gardens of Dark and Light" by Jennifer Wen Ma is open to the public 7 days a week through June 9!
charlestoncitypaper.com Shadow sides
forbes.com Every person reading this has used a plastic bottle, many of whom likely used one in the past day or week. Plastic, in the recent decades, has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle.
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🌱🌿🥦🥜 Community Supported Agriculture, and Transportation Refrigeration System included. We owe so much to black farmers!
farmproject.org 7 Contributions of Black Farmers to Agriculture As technology and research have advanced in the past 200 years, the way we approach farming has changed significantly. Countless inventions, ideas, and practices from important figures in history have increased productivity and efficiency on
"Hundreds of years after the end of slavery, and decades after Jim Crow laws, distrust and discrimination continue to stymie black farmers’ presence in the U.S. agriculture industry. They have been systematically pushed out of farm ownership due to prejudice, violence, poverty and a lack of legal protections to help them hold onto their land."
Thanks to Fresh Future Farm for sharing this article.
huffpost.com Prejudice, violence, and poverty have pushed black farmers off their land. A growing movement is calling for reparations.
Great tips from BUST Magazine on how to have a #ZeroWastePeriod 🎯
theroot.com ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C.–Ed Atkins Jr., 68, is proud of his family tradition. He’s a third-generation fisherman and owner of Atkins Live Baits and Local Oysters, which was started by his mother and father. But Atkins is worried that the effect of climate change on the waters are hurting not only ...
Did you ever catch CofC Bike Share on Fix-It Fridays?🚲
‼️REMINDER‼️Are you highly organized, adaptive, and collaborative? Do you have strong data analysis and writing skills? Apply for our Climate Change & Zero Waste Coordinator Position! ♻️💧🔌 Application deadline is June 3. Link in bio!
Image: A graphic that says “Have you applied yet?!” in blue text and “Climate Manager & Zero Waste Coordinator. Application closes June 3” in green on a light blue background. It has a pattern of recycling symbols, a water droplets, and electrical plug as the background
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“We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit,” Thunberg wrote in an editorial for the Guardian on Thursday. “Politicians have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence.” ✊🌎🌍🌏
vox.com Kids are fed up with grown-ups’ inaction on climate change.
Happy Memorial Day! Here's another reading on the Charlestonian origins of the holiday.
nytimes.com In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A historian traces the holiday to commemorations by black people; and we examine our coverage of Jack Johnson.
Happy Memorial Day! Observation of the first Decoration Day/Memorial Day potentially started in Charleston! African Americans were the ones who shaped the structure of Memorial Day Ceremonies from the start, and helped to continue momentum in celebration.
Check out this post from College of Charleston for more history!
"Adam Domby, assistant professor of history at CofC, believes more importantly than whether Charleston’s Decoration Day was the first, is the attention Charleston’s black community paid to the nearly 260 Union troops who died at the site. For two weeks prior to the ceremony, former slaves and black workmen exhumed the soldiers’ remains from a hastily dug mass grave behind the race track’s grand stand and gave each soldier a proper burial."
today.cofc.edu A College of Charleston history professor says the origins of Memorial Day can be traced back to an 1865 ceremony for fallen Union soldiers in Charleston.
Has anyone tried this?! Make a standard blender into a Magic Bullet with a Mason Jar 😱
No need to get the entire blender messy, swap out the parts and you have your own personal smoothie maker. All you need is a mason jar!
🐢 Omg, y'all, it's World Turtle Day!! 🐢
How will you shell-ebrate? 🤔
Perhaps read up on helpful tips to care for our turtle friends:
Congratulations to our Spring Intern Cohort and the graduating seniors!
📌Tomorrow night! Coastal Conservation League invites you to their new headquarters at 131 Spring Street
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 AM and Open House 4:30-7 PM
RSVP here: https://coastalconservationleague.org/events/conservation-league-headquarters-ribbon-cutting-community-celebration/
anyavien.com Did you know that dandelion is an amazing food and medicine? Though most people view dandelions as pesky weeds that are super invasive, they are the most nutritious plants around.It has been used for centuries
🦠"Of the microbe-attracting fiber, Mr. McDonough said: 'This is like a tuba, or maybe an oboe.' And 'to really make a difference, you need the whole orchestra.' Still, he allowed, 'it’s a beautiful instrument.' ” 🤔 Pretty cool when the life cycle of a garment is considered during the design process. 😎
nytimes.com Now we can trick tiny bugs into eating our clothing. Consumption is finally a good thing.
For the #GameOfThrones fans out there: we present a #ZeroWasteMeme 😂
We’re not surprised that Tormund Giantsbane incorporates Zero Waste into his Wildling lifestyle, but Dany still hasn’t kicked the single-use habit?! #MadQueen 🐉
Image: 1. Daenerys seated at a table near a Starbucks cup. The text reads “Starbucks?” 2. Tormund standing in front of a candelabra holding a drinking horn. The text below him says “Brought My Own.”
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