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.
Georgia has done a marvelous job protecting it's coast. However, that doesn't mean we should take it for granted. Developer's are constantly trying to build even when they can't get FEMA flood insurance. This brief scope shows the beauty and what's at risk. Taken at Epworth by the Sea.
Southface Energy hosts a Summer Solstice party each summer. Near the longest day of the year, Atlanta's green building and sustainability community gather together to celebrate summer and community. Southface Energy has been helping professionals build green buildings all over the Southeast. This year was very special as Dennis Creech, Southface's leader was hosting his last Summer Solstice as he prepares to reboot his career and hand off the leadership reigns to someone else. Dozens of former interns came to celebrate and Southface staff had newsletters from the beginning on display. That's almost 40 years of news. Southface has created a community and body of work worthy of praise.
Many times sustainability is a long path, especially at churches. Enter Garry Harris who has been working in sustainability and creation care circles for year. Southeast Green is thrilled to share that Garry's hard work has paid off and that in partnership with BlocPower, Historic Ebenzer Baptist Church will be having an energy audit conducted at their campus. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative on stage and more formally in a press conference with Mayor Kasim Reed. Pastor Raphael Warnock stood alongside the Mayor on stage as the program was announced.