Environment

Pedal for the paycheck

Pedal for the paycheck

Peddicabbers sculpt their calves one tourist at a time. It is late enough for the streets to be empty. Wedged …

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Sustainability: Conserving Energy and Culture

Sustainability: Conserving Energy and Culture

Society draws a thick line between nature and humans, separating two entities that are one and the same. This line should …

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From the soil up: How one man is changing the landscape of Park Circle

From the soil up: How one man is changing the landscape of Park Circle

“You can just follow me around while I work and we can talk, if that’s okay,” Chris Miller said, between …

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Poverty Playing a Role in Flint Water Scandal?

Poverty Playing a Role in Flint Water Scandal?

On Jan. 20 the College sent out an email to all students, warning them of “temporary steam power outage affecting a …

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Art Matters Exhibit Explores Science and the Arts

Art Matters Exhibit Explores Science and the Arts

For the eighth year in a row, the office of Academic Advising and Planning is celebrating the newest installment of …

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Riding in the rain: how to safely bike in Charleston’s wet weather

Riding in the rain: how to safely bike in Charleston’s wet weather

There is no question about it, one of the best ways to get around Charleston is on a seat with …

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Record-breaking rainfall hits the state

Record-breaking rainfall hits the state

In what Governor Nikki Haley called a “1000-year flood,” homes were destroyed and people left stranded by record-breaking floods. Heavy …

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Classes canceled Friday due to historic flooding

Classes canceled Friday due to historic flooding

As of a campus-wide email sent out at 9:16 p.m. Thursday, all College of Charleston classes and activities have been …

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Keeping up with the Floridians: Charleston’s moped scene

Keeping up with the Floridians: Charleston’s moped scene

Some of the things you might readily associate with the city of Gainesville, Fla., include Gators, Gatorade and heat. That …

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Ritzy Recycling and Classy Compostables: A Charleston Affair goes zero waste

Ritzy Recycling and Classy Compostables: A Charleston Affair goes zero waste

A Charleston Affair creates a sense of glamour, a chance to celebrate success, an excuse for friends to party one …

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Clothing Swap Brings Sustainable Shopping To Campus

Clothing Swap Brings Sustainable Shopping To Campus

Instead of putting away winter clothes in preparation for the upcoming sweltering summer, the Office of Sustainability urged students to …

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Lowcountry Street Grocery: Mobilizing food in a revolutionary way

Lowcountry Street Grocery: Mobilizing food in a revolutionary way

Kate DeWitt and Lindsey Barrow, two College of Charleston graduates, are taking massive strides in the Charleston community to aid …

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Sustainability week 2015: Placing value on ourselves, others and the environment

Sustainability week 2015: Placing value on ourselves, others and the environment

The Office of Sustainability hosted its fourth annual Sustainability Week from April 6-11. Students were surrounded by numerous events that …

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Get smart about sustainability this week

Get smart about sustainability this week

  Sustainability is a word often associated with “tree-huggers” and environmental freaks, but what exactly is it? In the next …

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Do you have what it takes to be an Alternative Break site leader?

Do you have what it takes to be an Alternative Break site leader?

Since the late 1980s, college students across the country have been opting out of the traditional festivities that spring break …

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Lend a helping hand around Charleston

Lend a helping hand around Charleston

As college students, we are always looking for opportunities to enrich our lives and educational experience through volunteering our time …

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Alexa Keane: A Gardener’s Dream

Alexa Keane: A Gardener’s Dream

The Grounds Department sits nestled behind the library and historic housing. At first glance I noticed a rainbow plant box around …

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The scoop on Scoop: Free ridesharing service hits downtown Charleston

The scoop on Scoop: Free ridesharing service hits downtown Charleston

“From A to B for Free” A new wave of transportation is hitting Charleston and it’s free. Yes entirely free, …

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Office of Sustainability hosts Herbal Remedy Workshop with D.I.Y. in mind

Office of Sustainability hosts Herbal Remedy Workshop with D.I.Y. in mind

The Office of Sustainability is taking a D.I.Y. approach to sustainability in their fall workshop series of events. Some may …

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Finding green space in Charleston

Finding green space in Charleston

As college students, we often find ourselves holing up in the library with less-than-interesting textbooks, heading indoors to avoid the …

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CofC Waste Audit a major wake up call

CofC Waste Audit a major wake up call

On April 10, environmentally conscious CofC students from across campus gathered for what is known as a “waste audit.” This …

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Will Allen of Growing Power encourages Charlestonians to support local foods

Will Allen of Growing Power encourages Charlestonians to support local foods

Wednesday evening’s talk from Will Allen, CEO of the Milwaukee based urban farming company Growing Power, Inc., proved to be …

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CofC students and faculty remember last snow day four years ago and last snow storm in ’89

CofC students and faculty remember last snow day four years ago and last snow storm in ’89

For four and a half days, snow assailed Charleston. Two winter storms caused College of Charleston to close its doors, …

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College of Charleston cancels all classes and events for fourth time this semester due to inclement weather

College of Charleston cancels all classes and events for fourth time this semester due to inclement weather

UPDATE: The College announced at 5:47 p.m. that all classes and events will be cancelled again tomorrow, Feb. 13, due …

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2014

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is back in Charleston, making a scene and bigger …

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Special Off-Campus Report: Winter Storm Leone 2014

CisternYard Video reporter Deneysha Richard gives a glimpse of the effects of the winter storm for students living off campus …

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Colonial Lake undergoes $5 million makeover

Colonial Lake has a reputation among students as a prime running spot. This city-owned park at the corner of Broad …

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ReInvest CofC already making an impact

ReInvest CofC already making an impact

It is not often that students outside of SGA attend the biannual Town Hall meetings, let alone make bold statements during …

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Sierra Club ranks CofC as a Cool School for its sustainability initiatives

Sierra Club ranks CofC as a Cool School for its sustainability initiatives

How many schools can say that they are on the Sierra Club’s radar for excellence in sustainability initiatives? Only 164 …

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Colonial Lake to receive modern upgrade

Colonial Lake to receive modern upgrade

Students who love running the loop around Colonial Lake, located at the corner of Broad Street and Rutledge Avenue, are …

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Sustainability Day: Working to make a greener campus

Sustainability has become quite a buzzword. It is safe to say that the current pace at which the world is …

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Bluegrass and (compostable!) brunch

Bluegrass and (compostable!) brunch

Bluegrass and Brunch closed Family Weekend with a twang on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The event …

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RecycleMania races to a close

RecycleMania races to a close

This September wrapped up the Office of Sustainability’s RecycleMania competition. RecycleMania is a nationally recognized competition that takes place on …

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Sustainability Tours show environmentally friendly spots on campus

The Office of Sustainability teamed up with Charleston 40 to host Sustainability Tours on Saturday, Sept. 28 for Parents Weekend. …

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Improving CofC’s Food: A Green Perspective

The relationship between students on campus and our food provider, Aramark, has greatly improved over the past few years. Personal …

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Students for Social Innovation host Community Health Fair

Students for Social Innovation host Community Health Fair

On Friday, April 12th, Students for Social Innovation (SSI) will host a Community Health Fair that will take place in …

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