February 2, 2022

Updated: Mar 29

Scroll through the third edition of our bi-weekly newsletter to find info on climate-related events, action items, our upcoming meetings, and more.


Events

Sierra Club’s Member Slide Show - 2/3 Tomorrow, February 3rd at 7pm, Sierra Club is having their annual members slide show. Tune in for photos and stories from near and far, including Canary Islands and Daniel Island shorebird rookery.

Destiny Community Café Hosts Gulla/Geechee Black History Month Market - 2/5 This Saturday, February 5th, our friends at Destiny Community Café are hosting a Gulla/Geeche Black History Market. Join us in celebrating from 2-7pm at the Cigar Factory. Register for free tickets here (donations appreciated)! This walk through art & vendor market will celebrate and share the stories of ancestors in an effort to honor the workers and laborers who built what is now know as the Cigar Factory.

Green Drinks is Back - Rescheduled from Jan. 11th - 2/8 Tuesday, February 8th from 5-7pm, join us in celebrating the revival of Charleston Green Drinks. Hosted by the Sustainability Institute and located at Commonhouse Aleworks in Park Circle, North Charleston, a percentage of profits from their new beer "Equity" will be donated to the Sustainability Institute. Come on out to cheers in support SI's workforce development and service-learning program for young adults pursuing conservation careers. Additionally, The Naked Pantry Co, a mobile zero waste market, will be there selling all sorts of sustainable goods.

Fisher Recycling & Second Chance Bike Social - 2/17 We’re hosting an event with Fisher Recycling and Second Chance Bikes February 17th so start saving your glass to drop off! Join us in learning about local glass recycling, bike maintenance, tour the facilities, and enjoy craft beer and light bites. We’re thrilled to organize a fun, educational, and inspiring evening where we’ll share sustainable resources, organizations, and businesses working together to build community resilience.





Actions

Support the Commission on Human Relations & Racial Conciliation! On February 8th, City Council is voting on an amended version of The Human Relations & Racial Conciliation Commission. Please use your voice to speak out against injustice by signing up to speak or submitting a public comment. Ignoring racial disparities in our community won’t make them go away.

Participate in the City’s Composting Pilot Program The City of Charleston has launched a 6-month pilot program that enables residents to compost their food waste for free. The city has opened multiple drop-off locations including Ackerman Park (West Ashley), Corrine Jones Park (Peninsula), and Medway Park (James Island). The city’s funding for this project is limited and its continuation past the 6-month mark is based on our contributions, so let’s get composting! Visit charleston-sc.gov/compost to learn more.

We Need Writers and Artists for Surge! As we prepare for the second issue of Surge, we are in search of writers and artists, please reach out if you’re interested in contributing!

We Need Nature Photographers! We’ve started a new weekly post on our social media where we share inspiring images of the Lowcountry and highlight the work of local photographers. If you have photos you’d like to submit, or know a photographer, please email us at charlestonclimatecoalition@gmail.com.


Meetings

Interested in getting more involved with CCC’s work? Join us in an upcoming meeting on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Climate Alliances: 2/3 @ 7pm — Zoom Link We’ll be reviewing what we accomplished in 2021, discussing our goals for 2022, and brainstorming ways to advance our partnerships. Event Planning: 2/10 @ 7pm — Zoom Link During this meeting, we’ll give updates on our Sustainable Fashion Show and other events for the year.


News

We’ve Received a Grant from the Patrick Family Foundation! A grant of $2,000 will go towards paying writers for Surge.

BCDCOG Awarded $860,000 Grant for Transit- Oriented Development Planning Funding from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration will go towards an equitable infrastructure and and housing needs assessment, fiscal impacts/benefits analysis of equitable TOD strategies, marketing assessment and CommunityViz update, and public engagement.

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