• Sustainable Communities

    Sustainable Communities

  • Clean Water

    Clean Water

  • Local Food Makes $ense

    Local Food Makes $ense

  • My River Starts Here

    My River Starts Here

  • Midlands Green Congregation Intiative

    Midlands Green Congregation Intiative

  • Sustainable Schools

    Sustainable Schools

City of Columbia Water and Sewer Updates

The State of Columbia’s Water February 17, 2015 City Council Work Session On February 17th, City Council received initial feedback from the City of Columbia’s Director of Utilities and Engineering and independent consultants concerning the budgetary needs of our water and sewer systems.  The charts presented during City Councils’s recent work session, show that Columbia’s water rates […]

What will happen to the City of Columbia’s Water & Sewer System

What will happen to the City of Columbia’s Water & Sewer System

February 18th COUNCIL VOTES TO KEEP WATER & SEWER UNDER PUBLIC CONTROL! Write and thank the Mayor and Council Members! The REFI responses are due on February 23rd.  We will continue to monitor and to keep you informed on progress. You are invited: Everything you ever wanted to know about the Columbia Water System! March 10th […]

“Wine for Water”, an Earth Day Event to Celebrate Clean Water

“Wine for Water”, an Earth Day Event to Celebrate Clean Water

                WELCOME BACK: Brent Lundy, southern soul singer & songwriter,  rooted in  vintage  rock.           Gills Creek, Rocky Branch and Smith Branch watershed associations invite you to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we have pledged to preserve!  Enjoy food from local restaurants, […]

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Join our Recycle Team for St. Pat’s Day: Saturday, March 14th

Join our Recycle Team for St. Pat’s Day: Saturday, March 14th

Be a member of the St. Pat’s Day Festival Recycle Team and keep recycle material out of the landfill and out of the  Rocky Branch and Congaree River! You will receive free entrance into the festival and a t-shirt and the Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance will receive a donation from the Five Points Association!   St. […]

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What is a livable community, anyway? by Robert Steuteville

What is a livable community, anyway? by Robert Steuteville

A walkable community is the most common term to describe the alternative to drive-only suburbia. Walkability is easy to explain but uninspiring. Walking is so basic to human life that we often take it for granted. Perhaps a better term is livability. Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defined livability as “a community where you […]

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Solar News! A win for South Carolina utility customers

Solar News! A win for South Carolina utility customers

Conservation Groups Reach Settlement Agreement with South Carolina Utilities on Net Metering Press Release  For Immediate Release: December 11, 2014 Charleston, S.C.—Conservation groups reached a settlement today with South Carolina utilities to ensure that customers who choose to invest in solar will receive full retail credit for any power that flows back onto the grid. The […]

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Sustainable Holiday Celebration A Success!

Sustainable Holiday Celebration A Success!

Midlands’ residents packed Historic 701 Whaley on December 1 to kick off the holidays by supporting local artisans, local food, and the the programs offered by Sustainable Midlands. The success would not have been possible if not for our generous sponsors and volunteers. Click HERE to see photos from the event.