Charleston's first Carrotmob greening more than a success

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Charleston's first Carrotmob came and went on Saturday, but its supporters hope its impact will be helping the environment for years to come.

Queen Street Grocery was the target, as the small shop pledged to invest 30% of the day's revenues towards making the store more efficient, an act that will help the environment. 

So, Carrotheads got to pick up tasty snacks while simultaneously helping make the environment a little bit greener.

Read more stories on this subject in our "green" topic page.It's a calling that brought the local grocer's coffer four times their normal amount of revenue, and a busy day all day.

"It got a little quiet for about half an hour in the afternoon" explained Hank Weed, Co-Owner -- along with his fiancee -- of the store since September of last year, "but apart from that it's been real busy all day, a great turn out".

The Holy City Bike Co-Op also got in on the act, setting up a stand and encouraging people to ride down on their bikes, too. 

But, at any rate, we dispatched Nikki Seibert to investigate, so watch the video to find out all about the event. We've also got a bunch of photos up on Flickr for your perusal.

A final note

With so many 'Green' events taking place in Charleston over the next few weeks (Earth Day is the 22nd), we've taken on Nikki as our Green Scene reporter, so expect to hear more about that and see her reporting in coming weeks. For starters, check out her roundup of Earth Day events.

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