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Passing of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Boardmember Joan Garner

"We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Commissioner Joan Garner. Joan served as a vital member of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors, championing our affordable housing initiatives and lending her guidance and support to so many other important efforts. More importantly, Joan was an integral part of our Atlanta BeltLine family being a long-time resident of the Old Fourth Ward and serving the community in so many ways. On behalf of the ABI Board and Team, we extend our sincere condolences to Jane and all of her loved ones during this difficult time."


Modernizing the Electric Grid to Encourage Widespread Use of Solar Power

SEIA Kicks off White Paper Series on Grid Modernization

Built during the last century, the United States electric grid is in need of an update to account for changes in how Americans get their electricity. A white paper being issued by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), is the first in a series that will detail the steps necessary to properly upgrade our power infrastructure.


Servidyne Wins 15th ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

Servidyne recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment; Principal defends EPA against climate change deniers

Servidyne, an Atlanta-based engineering consulting firm,  has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Servidyne’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.


Suniva Announces Staffing Reductions

Continued increases in global manufacturing overcapacity impacts U.S. manufacturers

Citing continued downward market pricing pressures, Suniva, Inc. announced a significant reduction in force, at both its Norcross, Georgia and Saginaw, Michigan facilities, affecting employees in all areas of company operations.


The Nature Conservancy in Georgia will launch its new “South River Neighborhood Network” Initiative

On April 22, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia will launch its new “South River Neighborhood Network” initiative, part of the Conservancy’s global conservation in cities program, in DeKalb and Fulton intown locations.

Atlanta has long been known as the "city in a forest" due to its abundance of trees, uncommon in major cities. Two major river systems, the Chattahoochee River and the South River, run through Atlanta and support the forests, but are largely hidden. Working with Park Pride, the South River Watershed Alliance, Trees Atlanta and many other community partners, this initiative will fund and support five “urban forest” projects led by community revitalization organizations in southeast/southwest DeKalb County and the City of Atlanta, through advocacy, stewardship, education and community building.


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