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The Conservation Fund and U-Haul Make a Big Impact in Urban Atlanta

Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund is building long-term sustainable solutions for at-risk populations

The Conservation Fund and U-Haul announced the grant recipients of Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund. Funded by U-Haul and its customers and administered by The Conservation Fund, the Growing Atlanta’s Green Economy Fund provides support to green or entrepreneurial programs working in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, including English Avenue, Vine City, Peoplestown, Mechanicsville and Washington Park.


Kwanza Hall Legislation to Reclassify Marijuana in Atlanta Passes City Council Unanimously

Thanks City’s Civil Rights, Reform and Social Justice Leaders for Helping Pass Historic Bill

You destroy the black male, and you destroy the black family unit.

Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense. The vote passed unanimously.  Hall thanked the city’s civil rights, reform and social justice leaders for helping propel the legislation in a surge of momentum in the final week that sealed passage of the historic legislation.  


Atlanta City Council Honors Cox Conserves

District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall presented a proclamation at the Oct. 16 city council meeting in honor of Cox Conserves.

Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. It focuses on reducing waste, energy consumption and conserving water while encouraging employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.


Serenbe Founder and CEO Steve Nygren Honored with Two Prestigious Awards Southface Argon Award and Global Wellness Institute Leader in Innovation

Serenbe Founder and CEO Steve Nygren was honored with Southface’s 2017 Argon Award in September and last week with the Leader in Innovation Award at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit.Serenbe Founder and CEO Steve Nygren was honored with Southface’s 2017 Argon Award in September and last week with the Leader in Innovation Award at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit. Nygren received these prestigious awards for acting as an industry leader within the sustainability and biophilic realm while creating one of the first wellness communities in the world.


ThermoBuilt Recognized as Top 1% Nationwide by U.S. Department of Energy as Building Innovation Partner

ThermoBuilt Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been accepted by the U.S. Department of Energy as a Zero Energy Ready Home Innovation Partner. This symbol of excellence certifies that ThermoBuilt is helping residential building partners produce cost-effective, high performance energy efficient homes through an exclusive line of products for insulated basements, walls, floors, and roofs.  The result is a home that is more comfortable, healthy, and durable for today’s homeowner. This designation places ThermoBuilt in the top one percent of building partners in the country who are meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence in energy and performance specified in the national program requirements.


Nature-inspired Water Collection System Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Team NexLoop developed the AquaWeb to help urban local food producers collect, filter, store, and distribute atmospheric moisture with a modular, all-in-one water sourcing and management system.

By 2050, 9 billion people will live on our planet, and 70% of them will live in cities, creating a demand for sustainable local food production solutions. An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water, and has been awarded the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The challenge is an international design competition and accelerator program that crowdsources nature-inspired climate change solutions. Team NexLoop was awarded the prize at the National Bioneers Conference.


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