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 >

CVSC is hiring a short-term Energy Field Organizer to assist in the launch an ambitious statewide campaign to reform energy policy in South Carolina and build a clean energy future. This is a full-time temporary contract position from February 2018 through May 2018. Field Organizers will be providing the foundation of this campaign as we work to implement our robust education campaign across the state. The Field Organizer’s primary responsibilities will include canvassing neighborhood to […]

January 11, 2018 | Read More >

CVSC is hiring a full-time Regional Field Director to assist in the launch an ambitious statewide campaign to reform energy policy in South Carolina and build a clean energy future. The Regional Field Director will be responsible for implementing CVSC’s 2018 communications and field plan in one of several strategic regions across the state. The Regional Field Director’s primary responsibilities will be building grassroots support for the campaign, driving citizens to take action in support […]

January 11, 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 >

No one should have to breathe dirty air. No one. Unfortunately, last month the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would delay a new ozone air quality standard from coming into effect for eight years, from 2017 to 2025. Mark Sanford and James Clyburn were the only two members of our state’s delegation to take a stand against this reckless piece of legislation. Sanford and Clyburn didn’t just do the reasonable thing — […]

August 31, 2017 | Read More >

Over the weekend, our Executive Director John Tynan shared some personal stories in the Post & Courier about what our sacred public lands mean to him and his family: http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/take-action-to-protect-federal-lands/article_6caf884e-89d1-11e7-a269-27c5fc42a5ef.html Among other things, he wrote about falling in love in St. John’s, proposing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, and sharing with his children the significance of the Statue of Liberty — all treasured sites protected under the Antiquities Act. Why? Because, as you may know, these protected […]

August 29, 2017 | Read More >

Few things are more exciting than seeing the hard work of the conservation community come to life. So, here’s a heads up about a chance to do just that: The grand opening of the Blackwater Recreation Area of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge is next Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The grand opening event is hosted by the S.C. Wildlife Federation and American Rivers, and it promises to be a good time. […]

August 28, 2017 | Read More >

NOTE: This commentary originally appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier. BY JOHN TYNAN This July marked the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act – a bedrock tool for the long-term protection of America’s federal lands. Since its authorization, the Antiquities Act has allowed 16 presidents – eight Democrats and eight Republicans – to establish or expand over 150 protected sites across the country for the benefit of all Americans. This August, however, the Department […]

August 28, 2017 | Read More >
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