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    Sustainable Communities

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    Midlands Green Congregation Intiative

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City of Columbia Exploring Privatization of Water & Sewer System

An RFI was issued by the City of Columbia to explore interest from corporations to own or manage our water & sewer systems. We are following this process and will keep you informed.

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.

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2014 Sustainable Holiday Celebration: Monday, December 1st

2014 Sustainable Holiday Celebration: Monday, December 1st

  Sustainable Midlands invites the Midlands to Buy, Eat, Experience Local this holiday season and to support our work to find solutions that balance the needs of the community, the environment and the economy. Join Sustainable Midlands on Monday evening, December 1st for a party at 701 Whaley!A community holiday party like no other! Good friends… […]

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Harvest Party – Saturday, Nov. 15th 5-10PM

Harvest Party – Saturday, Nov. 15th 5-10PM

  Gather your friends and come to Jake’s for the Harvest Party! The fun starts at 5pm with Skymonk taking the stage followed by The Juniors, and then local favorites Pocket Buddha at 8pm. Enjoy beer and food specials, door prizes, great music! $5 cover will benefit Sustainable Midlands community programs. SPECIAL OFFER! Become a […]