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Food Well Alliance Releases Atlanta’s First Local Food Baseline Report

Food Well Alliance released Atlanta’s first Local Food Baseline ReportOrganization receives $2 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation

At its annual Love Local event, Food Well Alliance released Atlanta’s first Local Food Baseline Report, a snapshot of the social, economic, ecological and nutritional impact of the city’s current local food system. A $2 million grant from the James M. Cox Foundation was also announced at the event.

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Georgia’s Pine Lake City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Protecting Climate and Forests

Councilwoman Brandy Hall introduces the Stand4Forests Resolution to Build on Pine Lake’s History of Environmental Stewardship

Pine Lake, may be the smallest city in DeKalb County, but it boasts an environmental protection record many larger cities would envy. The City has a long history of protecting the local environment including a wetlands biofiltration initiative that filters stormwater both entering and leaving Pine Lake, the community’s pride and joy. They’ve also recently passed a Climate Action resolution, calling on city planners to identify options for renewable energy for the city in line with the goals of the Paris Accords.

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More Corporate Welfare at Taxpayer Expense for Southern Company’s Struggling Plant Vogtle Nuclear Project

Plant Vogtle Corporate WelfareEnergy Department announces billions more in federal nuclear loan guarantees

In an effort to buoy the only remaining new nuclear construction projection in the country, Southern Company’s sinking Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Georgia, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced conditional approval of an additional $3.7 billion in federal taxpayer-backed nuclear loan guarantees. This is on top of the $8.3 billion in loan guarantees that utility project partners already secured. The DOE reportedly offered an additional $1.67 billion to Southern Co.'s Georgia Power, $1.6 billion to Oglethorpe Power Corp. and $415 million to the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. 

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Solar group selects installer for Dunwoody

Tina Wilkinson's home recieved a solar installation in the Solarize Decatur-DeKalb program. The installation was preformed by Creative Solar.The Solarize Dunwoody coalition has announced the selection of solar installer Hannah Solar for the Community Solar Campaign that will launch on Sept. 1.

Solarize programs facilitate major savings by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. For four months businesses, homeowners, non-profit and municipal buildings will be encouraged to undergo a solar evaluation and hopefully sign a contract to install solar. Pricing is based on a tier system; more participation helps to bring the price down for everyone.

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Ecolink Named 2017 Dream Big SmallBiz of the Year Award Finalist

Your Vote Needed by 7/31 to recognize @EcolinkInc as a #SmallBiz leader in the community

Dream Big Finalist - EcolinkThe wait is finally over...Ecolink is proud to be a 2017 Dream Big #SmallBiz of the Year Awards Finalist, presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce!

Please show your support for Georgia's only representative by voting for the Community Excellence Award. Your vote could help us to win a $25,000 cash prize! 

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