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Georgia Has 17 Top Organizations Named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s Just Released New 2016 Good Food Org Guide

The third annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates 1,000 U.S.-based groups including 17 from Georgia who are cultivating a better food system.

The James Beard Foundation ( and Food Tank (, along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the third annual Good Food Org Guide featuring 1000 food related organizations across the United States. 17 initiatives from Georgia were chosen including: Athens Land Trust, Healthy Savannah, Food Well Alliance, Open Hand Atlanta Inc., Atlanta Community Food Bank, Collective Harvest Athens, Georgia Food Oasis, Georgia Organics, Atlanta Harvest, Atlanta Local Food Initiative, The Georgia Sustainable Agriculture Consortium, The Georgia Young Farmers Association, The Savannah Food Co-Op, Truly Living Well, UGArden, Augusta Locally Grown, and Massive Experience.


Carrier Introduces Expanded Lineup of VRF Products

To meet a wide array of building needs and provide customers greater flexibility in new construction and renovation projects, the Carrier variable refrigerant flow (VRF) division is pleased to announce its vastly expanded lineup of VRF solutions.  As part of the expanded offerings, both three-pipe and two-pipe heat recovery and heat pump systems will be available for its commercial customers. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.


Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint Launches Saturday in Newton

Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint  Launches Saturday in Newton120 Paddlers To Participate In Three-Day, 56-Mile Journey

Around 120 paddlers from across Georgia and the Southeast will embark this Saturday on the Flint River near Albany for a three-day, 56-mile journey to Bainbridge.

Fall Float on the Flint will include daily paddle trips averaging about 17 miles, and each night participants will camp at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat in Newton as they make their way down what many consider the most beautiful section of the 350-mile-long Flint. The event, which runs from Oct. 7-10, is organized by Georgia River Network (GRN) and Flint Riverkeeper.


Conservation Groups Win Challenge Forcing Rayonier Compliance with Georgia Water Quality Standards

Color, Odor Limits in Rayonier Pollution Discharge Permit Fall Short

GreenLaw, representing Altamaha Riverkeeper along with Stack & Associates and the Southern Environmental Law Center have won their petition challenging the pollution discharge permit recently granted to Rayonier Performance Fibers LLC (Rayonier), claiming that the permit’s limits on odor, color and turbidity do not go far enough to uphold state water quality standards.


Leading Georgia Land Trust, the Southern Conservation Trust Names New Executive Director

Kate Pace, Executive Director, Southern Conservation TrustThe Board of Directors of the Southern Conservation Trust, a leading land and wildlife habitat protection organization based in Peachtree City, announces the appointment of Katie Pace as the new Executive Director.  Pace assumes the role after most recently serving as the Marketing & Communications Officer with MAP International, a top ranked global Christian health and relief organization.


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