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GRC Glass Recycling Conference | Out and About Scopes

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.

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Southface Summer Solstice | Out and About Scopes

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.

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Garry Harris, Creation Care Ministry, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Garry Harris, Creation Care Ministry, Historic Ebenezer Baptist ChurchMany 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.

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