Hannah Solar, Georgia's largest Solar Installer and the 53rd largest solar company in the country, presented at Serenbe a sustainable planned community in South Fulton County, Georgia. Located in the Chattahoochee Hills area, Serenbe is about 45 minutes southwest of Atlanta. With an eclectic mix of architectural styles, the community is a great place for solar due to a net metering policy by the local utility. Pete Marte explains the current solar market, Solarize Tybee and how solar works. A group of interested neighbors gathered to hear the presentation and ask questions.
WISE (Women in Solar Energy) is a national non-profit to promote the solar energy industry to women as an employment opportunity and to support women once they are in the industry. WISE held events across the country and Atlanta was one of the sites. With standing room only and over 75 women there the event hosted a panel of ladies who represented government, non-profit, commercial and utility sectors. Listen as the panel discusses the opportunities in the solar industry. Read the Tweet Diary.
USGBC hosted their annual High Performance Healthy Schools Awards Luncheon in downtown Atlanta. They announced the new Director of Community, Beth Cope and gave a lot of deserving schools and partners Green Apple Awards. Watch and enjoy and get your local school involved.
Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, was in Atlanta on February 1, 2016 to launch the third annual One Billion Rising international campaign. Atlanta is honored to be a part of over 1,000 risings that will happen on Valentine's Day. The One Billion Rising campaign is organized by Ensler to raise awareness to end domestic and sexual violence against women. Now normally this would be the conversation that Southeast Green would cover but when Ensler made an impassioned linkage to climate justice and sexual abuse, our attention was grabbed. If you want to just hear the climate part it's about halfway through. Read the Tweet Diary.
This Fall of 2015 has been so busy! As Southeast Green ran all over town trying to catch everything we missed a speech that we really wanted to catch. Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company was a keynote at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Conference. We missed the speech but caught the question and answer segment. His openness and frankness were much appreciated.