Earth Sense

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  Earth Sense is a one minute program that offers tips on how listeners can go green and save money. From ways to boost fuel economy while driving, to improving the efficiency of an HVAC system, to where and how to recycle many items in the home.

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DIY Compost Bin

8 hours ago

Are you hesitating to start a composting bin because you’re not quite sure how or even where to start your pile?  Here’s a quick and easy do it yourself solution: make your own bin with a large trash can. 

Cold Brew Coffee

Jun 30, 2016

Cold brew coffee makes a non-bitter coffee that’s great for iced coffee drinks and helps conserve energy as well.  It’s very simple to do, there’s less caffeine per cup when cold brewed, and cold brewing allows for a different flavor profile. 

Have you ever considered how long it would take to work off the calories in your favorite treat?  The answer can be quite a shock.  For example, if you were to consume a cheeseburger, you would need to run a little over five miles to burn the equivalent calories. 

Money Stress

Jun 28, 2016

For many people, money equals stress.  In fact, a number of studies have suggests that stress about finances leads to higher levels of physical impairment.  But fear not, there are ways to deal with stress that is caused by debt. 

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are being marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, but while the jury is still out about the safety of these products, studies show they may help smokers quit.  However, e-cigarettes make smoking appealing to children and in fact, the findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey suggest that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students is on the rise. 

Stress is the workplace seems to be getting worse as American workers are expected to do more with less.  But don’t let the stress at work affect your health.  The first step to avoid stress is to recognize when you’re feeling stressed. 

Landscaping on a Budget

  Whether you’re a green thumb or have an unruly backyard, landscaping can get terribly expensive.  There are creative and attractive ways to fix up your domain while staying frugal.  A can of paint can do wonders for livening up a space. 

Healthy Vacations

Jun 22, 2016

You deserve a break, in fact, many studies suggest that taking a vacation can relieve stress and improve your level of happiness.  But do your homework before you leave to ensure your vacation is a safe and relaxing one. 

Summer Salads

Jun 21, 2016

Summers in South Carolina are hot, as you well know, so take a break from the heat of the kitchen with these delicious summer salad ideas

Cooking Vegetables

Jun 20, 2016

Vegetables are good year-round, but if you’re getting bored with the same old recipes, perhaps you should re-think the way you prepare vegetables

South Carolina is one of the fastest emerging markets for renewable energy and it’s no surprise that our universities are fostering this interest in green power.  Coastal Carolina University’s Athenaeum Press, a student-driven publishing lab, has created a digital publication called ‘Powering a New South.’ The webpage features the stories of local people and how renewable energy has impacted their lives.  Like the story of Tom and Diana Kerr on how they have adjusted to living in a 125 square foot ‘tiny house.’ One article looks at the sustainable lifestyle of Chris Farmer, a resident of E

Plastic Bags

Jun 16, 2016

You may be aware that plastic bags and some plastic packaging are not allowed in many curb side recycling bins and the reason is that these bags get stuck in the machinery that sort your recycled material. 

Uses for Lemons

Jun 15, 2016

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for toxin-free products to keep your home safe and healthy.  The best products are things that you may already have in your refrigerator.  For example, lemons and lemon juice have a host of uses besides simply making lemonade. 

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance is putting on their annual SC Clean Energy Summit this Thursday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Sessions on this year’s agenda include Solar Property Tax 101 in which experts will discuss the current state and the future state of compliance reporting, valuation, assessment and how to determine fair market value for the purpose of taxation for commercial solar property; South Carolina’s Clean Energy Policies in which speakers will address the process for developing the South Carolina State Energy Plan and discuss the Plan’s

Santee Cooper first introduced solar to the South Carolina electrical grid in 2006 with a project at Coastal Carolina University and their renewable energy portfolio includes 28 Green Power Solar School demonstration projects generating power at 28 schools throughout the state. As part of their efforts to educate the public about solar energy, Santee Cooper is offering two educational workshops focusing on solar energy for its customers.