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Amanda McNulty explains how to get rid of fairy rings in your grass.

It can be difficult to eat well when your time is limited, but try this easy tip to get into the smoothie craze and save some time during your morning routine.

Amanda McNulty explains what fairy rings are and they are not from a fantasy book.  

When remodeling, it's a great idea to salvage and reuse building supplies that may otherwise end up at the dump.  Click here to see a slideshow about how to salvage materials.

Being aware of what hazards may exist in your home is the first step to creating a healthy living environment, but what should you do to mitigate these hazards?

There are many toxins like household cleaners and environmental hazards that could impact the air quality and healthfulness of your home, but there are things that you can do to improve your living conditions. Visit Sierra Club Green Home for more information.

Everyone wants to have a healthy home, but if you're using toxic cleaners, you could be doing more harm than good. Try these eco-friendly options.

Amanda McNulty talks about heavy rain and how phosphorus pollution is started.

Today is the day to stop fertilizing.

Grass leaves don’t cause a thatch build up

Green on Campus

Aug 28, 2014

Students across the state are heading back to college campuses to begin the fall semester. Make sure your student is green on campus this year.

School Donations

Aug 27, 2014

Your recyclables could be more useful than you think; talk to your child's teacher about what items they could use in the classroom. It could be simple things like newspaper, magazines, or even milk cartons.

Teaching children to live sustainably is a task for which we are all responsible, so talk with your child's science teacher about a student garden project. Not only will students learn to work cooperatively, but the produce can also be shared with the community.

Smog and auto emissions can have terrible health effects on children, but SCDHEC's Breathe Better program aims to protect children by making school zones anti-idling areas.

Cathy Bradberry
South Carolina Public Radio

  The City of Columbia and Lexington and Richland counties are teaming up for the 5th annual Summer Celebration of Water tomorrow, August 23rd at Riverfront Park in Columbia from 10AM to 2PM.

Cathy Bradberry
South Carolina Public Radio

The milk carton may be the most prevalent of all plastic containers, but before you send it out with the recycling, repurpose that carton to give it a little more life.

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

Aug 21, 2014

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joins hosts Jeremy Hobson and Meghna Chakrabarti with the summer’s bounties from her garden — tomatoes of all shapes and sizes. She has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with them, and shares these recipes:

Repurpose Clothes

Aug 20, 2014
Cathy Bradberry
South Carolina Public Radio

  That old T-shirt that has been worn one too many times and those jeans that you're thinking about pitching out still have a lot of life left.  Repurpose your clothes into items you can use!

Sneaky Storage

Aug 19, 2014
Cathy Bradberry
South Carolina Public Radio

  You've taken the time to downsize your stuff, but there will always be a few items you'll need to store somewhere. Check out some of these sneaky storage ideas.


Downsize Your Stuff

Aug 18, 2014
Cathy Bradberry
South Carolina Public Radio

  For many of us, it can be a real struggle to live green, but one good way to get started is by downsizing what you already own.