Meet Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower. Donnell is a native Atlantan who has been working in the clean energy sector, most recently in New York. Donnel discusses how his energy consulting company is making a difference in churches with energy audits. Southeast Green caught with Donnel at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the announcement about Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The 2016 Clinton Global Initiative is all about action and in that spirit of accomplishment there were several major announcements for the City of Atlanta. One of the major announcements was a new park for the westside of Atlanta. Southeast Green sat down with Michael Halicki, executive director of Park Pride as he shares the exciting news. Read announcement of park.
Mister Migs is one of those stories we love. They put people first in the people, planet, profit motto. Mister Migs is a non-profit that uses recycling jeans and other fabrics to prepare disabled young people to matriculate into the regular work space. Mister Migs trains workers on a variety of jobs: sorting, sewing, bleaching, photography, cutting are just some of the tasks they perform, but what they really learn is meeting expectations of job performance, schedules and timeliness. And what do they make? The most adorable dog accessories ever! Dog leashes, collars, bandanas, and clothing are all part of the items you can purchase to support Mister Migs. Come take the tour with us as the founder, Karen Lynn explains the process.
The first week of May 2016 brought a celebration of the 1,000,000th solar installation in the US. Of course everyone thinks about big solar arrays but solar comes in all shapes and sizes. Southeast Green shares how solar can deployed in an unusual way. #millionsolarstrong
A lot of times when people do sustainability work we assume it's to protect the planet. What people of faith know is the core of sustainability or creation care work is about serving others. For too long our environmental messes effect the least of these. Enter Peggy Shepherd of WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
Green buildings are not only great but also necessary as we move to a healthier planet. All to often, we think of green building as new buildings. Inspired by Dennis Creech of Southface, Beth discusses how tradition, historic preservation and green buildings all work together at the Swan Coach House.