The Decatur Book Festival always has a few environmental authors and this year not only were the authors writing about nature but also about their hyper local Southern experiences in nature. Everyone relearned why we need writers with this one passage, "I come inside with cockle-burs climbing up my jeans forming new constellations". Don't you just love a good turn of phrase?
The 4th year of the Telluride Mountain Film on Tour saw growth in the number of days and the scope of the short films. Sure there was still mountain porn but expansion of social justice films too. We talked to the Director of Atlanta and learned about films that showed the last night and what Mountain film is all about.
The City of Atlanta recently had a press launch of five new pevs in the Atlanta fleet. Mayor Kasim Reed discussed all the growth of EVs in the City of Atlanta. Paul Bowers, CEO of Georgia Power welcomed Commissioner Tim Echols who wowed the audience with his vision of an Atlanta EV future.
An extended family trip to Greenville, South Carolina reveals a hidden treasure. Meet Spencer and Colette, Southeast Green's co-founder Beth Bond's nephew and niece. After enjoying an afternoon along the Reedy River, "Auntie Beth" interviews the latest reporters for Southeast Green as we discuss the sustainable redevelopment of Greenville.
Glass recycling has became a very hot issue lately in Georgia. In most of the state the recycling programs are preformed by private haulers. Private haulers offer recycling so they can actually earn extra money by selling recyclables, but the single stream program that made people recycle more has brought a contamination problem and recycling prices have fallen because of it. So many haulers announced no more glass. However, did you know glass recycling in Georgia is second to California in regards to manufacturing? Georgia has 4 fiberglass plants and a couple of bottling plants too. Georgians need to solve the glass recycling issue and consumers can have a big role in making sure it happens. It just has to be separated.
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance hosted it's annual breakfast at the headquarters of Habitat for Humanity Atlanta. The CEO spoke about Habitat's approach to energy efficiency and building.