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Foxes vs. hedgehogs. The environmental meaning of President Trump. Prospects for the next four years.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Archilochus, by way of Isaiah Berlin Folks, Like most of America, I’ve been fascinated by the discussion about the meaning of Donald Trump’s election.  I divide the commentators into two categories: hedgehogs and foxes. Hedgehogs have discerned one big theme from the Trump victory.  A popular example is the mea culpa theory: Progressive elites ignored real problems created by a growing inequality…

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Vote No on Nov. 8

Monday, October 31, 2016

When you step into the voting booth on November 8th you will be asked if you support a half-cent sales tax increase to fund road projects, mass transit, and the greenbelt program. We are asking you to vote no. The referendum, if passed, will put the local sales tax at 9% – the highest in the state, raising $2.1 billion over twenty-five years. With that much money at stake, the integrity of the elected officials…

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Hilton Head, are you there?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

By Dana Beach Over the years the Conservation League has worked with cities and counties to plan collaboratively with an eye toward environmental protection.  One of the first counties to take up the comprehensive planning mantel was Beaufort, in the mid-1990s.  But the road has not always been smooth. A major challenge came from what we called “rogue” towns that, at the behest of developers, annexed property with the explicit goal of undermining stronger county zoning…

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Press Release: GrowFood Carolina Celebrating Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE GrowFood Carolina A Project of the Coastal Conservation League Sara Clow – (843) 727-0091 – sarac@growfoodcarolina.com Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – alanh@scccl.org For Immediate Release September 27, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock, (843) 781-6144, alanh@scccl.org CHARLESTON – GrowFood Carolina, South Carolina’s first food hub, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. GrowFood Carolina provides local farmers the sales, marketing, logistics, warehousing and distribution functions they need and that previously have been available only to large-scale industrial farms. Wholesale customers range from…

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GrowFood Carolina Celebrates Five Years!

Monday, September 26, 2016

What a fabulous evening! As we reflect on the last five years, we are inspired by how far we have come and grateful for all of the support. As we look to the future, we are excited to build a stronger and broader group of advocates and donors, and sustain our mission long-term through continued growth. Maintaining our momentum is critical as we approach the next five years, and all of…

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Small Talk, Big Ideas: Vince Graham

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On a recent episode of Small Talk, Big Ideas on OHM Radio, our Land Use Director and Staff Attorney Natalie Olson talked with State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Chairman Vince Graham about how the Lowcountry can grow smarter, where we build our roads, and how Charleston can grow smarter.

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No do-over on bike lane

Sunday, August 21, 2016

From the Post & Courier editorial board: No do-over on bike lane   Aug 21 2016  Three bicyclists make their way over the Ashley River Bridge during…

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SPA poll raises even more questions

Thursday, August 18, 2016

From the Post & Courier editorial board: SPA poll raises even more questions Six months ago, the State Ports Authority board learned that the number of cargo shipments had dropped. In response, board members discussed looking for unnecessary or ill-advised expenses to outside contractors for legal, political lobbying and public relations work. Now the SPA is paying $35,000 to one of those contractors to conduct a statewide poll of residents for reasons that are at…

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Folly Beach passes first reading of plastic bag ban

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

From Live 5 News’ Liza Lucas: Folly Beach passes first reading of plastic bag ban FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) – Folly Beach City Council passed the first reading of a new ordinance which would eliminate single-use plastic bags within city limits. Council passed the ordinance unanimously Tuesday night. According to the proposed ordinance, the regulation would “regulate the use of plastic carryout bags and promote the use of reusable bags and recyclable paper carryout bags…and to prohibit the…

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Fewer bags. More wolves, and flytraps. “We have run out of ammunition, so we must think (and operate traffic lights with plungers).”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Folks, Last week I described the news as a mixed bag. This week I’ll describe it as a (literal) bag. In this excellent overview by the Post and Courier’s Abigail Darlington, you will learn that single use plastic bag bans in South Carolina are attracting national attention. http://www.postandcourier.com/20160730/160739959/charleston-folly-beach-consider-curbing-plastic-bag-use-could-bring-national-fight-to-sc This comes both from conservationists and coastal communities concerned about the rising tide of plastic in the ocean and the terrestrial environment, and from the plastic bag industry, who…

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