John Tynan

Last week, we hit the one-month mark in the 2019 session. While that might not be reason in and of itself to celebrate, we have seen a lot of our priority issues moving forward - like offshore drilling and clean energy growth. The progress we’ve seen in the first month of session wouldn’t be possible without grassroots action from conservation voters, like you, from all across South Carolina. I’m encouraged and inspired by the sheer volume […]

February 9, 2019 | Read More >

A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates released a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda January 2, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will include over 750,000 contacts across key legislative districts in every region of the state in order to stress the need for legislative action by April 10 […]

January 2, 2019 | Read More >

We saw high turnouts for a midterm election this year, and South Carolina voters sent a clear message. Instead of voting along party lines, South Carolinians elected candidates from both parties who care about conservation – candidates who are determined to fight for a clean energy future and protect the air, land, and water we love. Last night we celebrated victories of proven champions like Peter McCoy (R-Charleston), Laurie Funderburk (D-Camden), and Robert L. Brown (D-Hollywood) who […]

November 7, 2018 | Read More >
John Tynan

From the Exec is a biweekly message where I get to share some important thoughts with our friends and neighbors about the conservation world and the important work we do. Elections have consequences. When we rally as conservation voters and sweep conservation-minded candidates into office, the consequences are that we protect the South Carolina we love – we’re able to pass policies that protect clean air and water, preserve unique landscapes, and advance clean energy. But […]

October 22, 2018 | Read More >
Carolee Williams

Wow. With your help, South Carolina’s premier tool for protecting public and private lands, the Conservation Bank, was permanently reauthorized at the State House this year. We showed our state legislators how much we care about land protection, and they agreed with us. That’s why I’m asking for your help again. While our state legislators are on break, we need your help encouraging our federal lawmakers to reauthorize a federal program that complements our work with […]

August 8, 2018 | Read More >
John Tynan

I know the title of this post is a bit melodramatic, but I think it captures the sentiment that we all have after yesterday’s vote on H.4421, the pro-solar bill we’ve been talking about for the last few weeks. We recently shared the great news that the pro-solar bill received second reading on April 5 and was on track to make crossover. This was a huge victory over the utilities and State Chamber who have […]

April 11, 2018 | Read More >
John Tynan

Working together is key to a clean, healthy environment. In today’s world, partisanship seems more extreme than it has ever been — the Pew Research Center found that more than 81 percent of Republicans and Democrats have an unfavorable view of the other party. As a whole, we don’t thrive in partisan situations — probably because there are always winners and losers when it’s an “us” vs “them” argument. As someone who works at the […]

January 27, 2018 | Read More >

Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) strives to make conservation and environmental issues a top priority among South Carolina’s elected leaders, political candidates, and voters. CVSC is the only statewide conservation organization in South Carolina that fights for our air, land and water and renewable energy through political action. We are bipartisan, pragmatic and effective. CVSC is unique from other conservation organizations by our ability to make endorsements, contribute to candidate campaigns and communicate directly […]

January 25, 2018 | Read More >
John Tynan

It’s been a pretty good year so far at CVSC. We have contacted over 15,000 voters with direct mail and digital advertising in special elections. We have identified, trained and engaged over 1,300 new advocates in 13 cities. And we have mobilized over 7,500 action takers to sign petitions and support our campaigns. All in all, we have a lot to be thankful for. Particularly, though, we’re thankful that… Two New Conservation Champions Were Elected […]

November 22, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

On Wednesday, we celebrated the biggest Green Tie Award Luncheon in CVSC history. More than 500 people showed up for our 9th annual luncheon to support our fight to protect the South Carolina we love. My reaction? I’m incredibly proud. And exhilarated. I watched as Wilma Neal Garren accepted the House Conservation Leadership Award on behalf of her late brother, Representative Joe Neal — a constant voice for clean water and environmental justice who fought […]

September 25, 2017 | Read More >