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They’re Coming Back!

Last week, leadership from the House and Senate notified its members that they will return to Columbia to complete the business of the state on May 12th. They will use that week to deal with the projected drop…

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Advocacy 101

Between the Governor’s announcement that South Carolina students will be spending the rest of the school year learning online and our state leaders still deciding how this year’s legislative session will end, I believe that it’s safe to…

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Earth Day History and Week of Action

As we wait for more news on the legislative front, I’m eager to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with you this week. On April 22, 1970, our nation celebrated its first Earth Day. Inspiring…

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Let’s Celebrate Earth Week 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed our plans and how we live our day-to-day lives. Yet, even in a pandemic, we all live on planet Earth and continue to care about protecting our land, air, and water…

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Unfinished Business at the Statehouse

With unfinished business like the budget still on their to do list, lawmakers returned to the statehouse last week to pass a continuing resolution to adopt last year’s budget. The limited session in both chambers was supposed to…

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Lawmakers Return to the Statehouse

As we enter into the fourth week of social distancing due to COVID-19, we are still at a legislative standstill. Unfortunately though, legislators are faced with a few must-do items that need to be addressed before the end…

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Connection During These Times

With the South Carolina legislature on hold and as we enter week 3 of social distancing, we understand that a lot of folks have many questions: Will our state lawmakers finish this year’s legislative session? What will happen…

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Webinar Series: Conversations with Conservationists

The SC Conservation Coalition, a coalition of about 40 environmental organizations, launched a free webinar series in March of 2020 that gives citizens an opportunity to learn more about environmental policy topics from advocates, experts, and policymakers. Focusing on Coalition priorities…

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Conservation Webinars in time of Social Distancing

This weekend, CVSC staff were texting back and forth about what is going on in the world. At one point, someone shared a message that said, “Hang in there. Better days are ahead of us.” That stuck with me, and…