Join Our Virtual Citizens Planning Academy

This online, interactive course is designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders understand processes that drive local planning and land use policy decisions, as well as the roles and perspectives of diverse stakeholders. Eight one-hour lunch and learn-style sessions will take place over Zoom beginning on Wednesdays in April.

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Legislative Updates 2021: February 8-12 - February 15th, 2021

In this week's Legislative Update, Shelley Robbins shares why this might finally be the year for significant electric vehicle policy change in SC and why your action is needed now regarding trash incineration and pyrolysis. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2021: February 1-5 - February 8th, 2021

In this week's Legislative Update, Shelley Robbins gives a recap of week 4 at the Statehouse, a deep dive in to burning trash and melting plastics, and the latest on several bills we are tracking. read more

By Shelley Robbins

We need policies in Greenville County that enact the community's vision - February 4th, 2021

Greenville County is drafting a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to replace current zoning and land development regulations. Contact your Greenville County Councilmember to ensure the community’s vision for Greenville County is enacted through meaningful land policy. read more

Upcoming virtual panel to explore environmental justice issues in the Upstate - February 3rd, 2021

Join us for “Erasing the Redline: How Communities of Color are Disproportionately Exposed to Pollution and How to Fix It,” a virtual panel discussion about the adverse effects that pollution has on communities of color, and how to provide sustainable solutions for those communities, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from noon - 1 pm. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: January 25-29 - February 1st, 2021

Join Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins for a deep dive on the South Carolina Conservation Bank, as well as the latest conservation news from the SC Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Brushy Creek stream bank strengthened in Greer’s Century Park - January 28th, 2021

We were proud to work with Clemson Extension and the City of Greer to repair a portion of the Brushy Creek stream bank in Century Park last week. read more

City of Greenville revised tree ordinance adopted - January 28th, 2021

On Monday, January 25, Greenville City Council finalized adoption of the revised tree ordinance at second reading. The ordinance will be reviewed every two years to understand its impact in actually preserving and protecting remaining tree canopy in Greenville. read more

Legislative Updates 2021: January 18-22 - January 25th, 2021

The SC Legislature has completed its second of 18 weeks, largely remotely due to security and COVID-19 concerns. Join Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins for a recap of week 2 in the Statehouse. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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