Let's make Charleston the healthiest city in the Southeast!
Let's make Charleston the healthiest city in the Southeast
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Helping Charlestonians live a healthy lifestyle
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Green Heart Project's Urban Farm

Visit Green Heart's Urban Farm Stand every Thursday from 4-7 PM. Find out how you can give back on their website to volunteer or donate today!

When You Eat

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

A nutritious meal to jumpstart your spring season!

Featured Event



The Get Hyped Finale Brunch

Picnic-style afternoon rendezvous at Sightsee and Elliotborough Park over fresh coffee, fresh food by Taino X Tacos de la Bahia, and fresh tunes.

John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston, SC

A Message From our Mayor

Welcome to Lighten Up Charleston!

The health of each of our residents is essential to the quality of life of our city and region. As Augusten Burroughs once said, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”

I want to congratulate you on taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re on this website because you want to lose weight, find a group to exercise with or learn healthy recipes, you will find many community resources to help you reach your goal. Together, we can Lighten Up!

John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor