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Shop Local: Charleston, South Carolina

This page is dedicated to being a green mama in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Being a green mama can really be exemplified by supporting local business owners. When you spend your green dollars in your community, your money stays in your community. Taxes go down and local business owners (your neighbors) prosper.

Often, the services or small business ship, so if you see something you really love ask. And, as always, please send us your suggestions.

Connections & Incentives

Looking to support local businesses? Low Country Local First is your place to go! Follow the Green Connection: The City of Charleston distributes this newsletter (via email of course) every week. The newsletter covers upcoming green events, green companies, and new ideas. Sign up here: http://www.charlestongreencommittee.com/greenconnection.html

Rebates – Interested in being green and saving money? South Carolina has several state and federal taxes to encourage you to save money and energy simultaneously!

State Incentives: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/map2.cfm?CurrentPageID=1&State=SC&RE=1&EE=1

Federal Incentives: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/genericfederal.cfm?CurrentPageID=1&state=us&ee=1&re=1

Clothing/Furniture

One of the least “green” industries is fashion – that means clothing and furniture. There are so many consignment shops (gently worn items) all over the Charleston area. You can buy (or sell/donate) gently worn clothing and furniture at all of these places. Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint, but you are helping your wallet too. How much can you save?

Mamas & Papas:

Butterfly Consignments
http://www.butterflyconsignments.com/
Downtown Charleston
482 King Street
843-577-8404

Mount Pleasant
624 Long Point Road
Belle Hall Shopping Ctr.
843- 884-8577

The Trunk Show
281 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-0422
http://www.charlestontrunkshow.com

Upscale Ladies Consignment
847 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
843-769-8110
http://www.reinvented-resale.com/index.html

Kids:
Angels and Rascals
1200 B Queensborough
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843.606.2980

Kid Around Consignment
1247 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843- 971-4724

Munchkins
423 W Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843-881-7994

Furniture:
Strictly Kids Consignment Furniture
1303 Ben Sawyer Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843-881-4664

Home Life

Soyful Candles sold at Chic Antique
www.charlestonchicantique.com
675-D Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843.216.1463

One Stop Shop
Dwell Smart
804 Meeting Street
Charleston SC, 29403
www.dwellsmart.com
everything from babies and kids (nursing/diapers/linens) to gardening, cleaning, personal care and home furnishings!

Greeting Cards
Credo Card by Twinmuses…the green greeting cards
Credo Cards by Twinmuses truly are the ‘greener greeting cards.’ 100% recycled paper, only soy & vegetable ink, grocery bags for envelopes and 100% biodegradableand compostable plastic sleeves made from corn.

Paintings
Eco Deco
911 Houston Northcutt Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
http://www.myecodeco.com/Home.aspx

Mattresses
Palmetto Mattress
804 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
Palmettomattress.com
1-877-268-9675

Events

Carolina Green Fair
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

It is the goal of the Charleston Green Fair to continue to provide a platform for local businesses to reach the local residents and create sustainable business throughout the year in an affordable and meaningful way. With support of over 20 non-profit organizations, the Green Fair provides a platform for them to share their message with a large segment of the local community. Our non-profit partners have participated in our event every year and continue to grow with us. Mayor Riley and the City of Charleston have continued to sponsor and support the Green Fair by providing both venues and cash donations, along with endorsements of our events.

Blue Planet Green Events
Weddings, Floral & Event Design and Events

Awendaw Green
843-452-1642

Get Involved

Charleston Moves!
843-608-0303
Charlestonmoves.org

Charleston Moves is a non-profit organization promoting bicycling, walking, running and public transportation for a healthy community and a healthy lifestyle.
Mission

The Charleston Moves vision for communities throughout the greater Charleston area is to make our community more livable and vibrant by promoting and advocating the following:
– Development of an enduring built environment that promotes physical activity and healthy communities.
– Provide safe environments for walking, bicycling and livability.
– Advancement of projects and policies that promote equity and are economically, racially, and culturally inclusive of the diversity present within our community. Positions on major community issues related to transportation, public transportation, land use, walking, and bicycling issues/projects.

Fields to Families
PO Box 21117
Charleston, SC 29413
843-388-2487
www.fieldstofamilies.org
info@fieldstofamilies.org

According to the USDA, an estimated 35.5 million people, including 12.6 million children, were food insecure in 2006. That means they had difficulty getting enough food due to a lack of resources. Fields to Families has set out to change that, and we’re focusing on our local community. Founded in 2006, Fields to Families is a nonprofit organization located in Charleston, South Carolina, that helps the hungry in our community gain access to nutritious fruits and vegetables.

Slow Food Charleston    
Slow Food Charleston is an 8 year-old, local non-profit convivium (chapter) of Slow Food USA. Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. Slow Food Charleston is part of a global grassroots movement that supports, preserves, and promotes local food systems and good nutrition for all.
www.slowfoodcharleston.org

Transportation

Charleston Green Taxi
This taxi service provides punctual transportation in green and efficient manner.
843-819-0846
www.charlestongreentaxi.com 

 

Child Care

Play Garden
320 W. Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29646
(843) 606 – 2716
Email: Kidsplaygarden@gmail.com
www.kidsplaygarden.com

Description
Your children can explore creativity, interact with old and new friends, get exercise, enjoy music, take part in circle time, learn a new yoga pose, try a new instrument, or become an exciting character while engaging in pretend play. Play Garden encourages individual growth in a natural and open learning environment.

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