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Harriet Langford, Trustee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The first step of making the Nation's first net zero corridor was launched at the Georgia State Welcome Center on the Georgia-Alabama state line in West Point, GeorgiaOctober 15, 2015 marked an important day for Georgia and the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway. The first step of making the Nation's first net zero corridor was launched at the Georgia State Welcome Center on the Georgia-Alabama state line in West Point, Georgia, Ray C Anderson's birthplace. A solar tree that will provide electricity from the sun to charge EV's traveling along the corridor was inaugurated. State leaders including Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, the Mayor of West Point Georgia and leaders from Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Charles Whatley, Board Member of Southface Energy

Charles Whatley, Board Member of Southface EnergySouthface Energy 2015's Visionary Dinner included a preview event with a panel discussion including keynote Steve Curwood, of NPR's Living on Earth. The discussion revolved around the the redefined three-legged stool environment, economy and equity. The three legged stool of sustainability has historically been defined as people, profit and planet. This subtle shift in alliteration definition brings more depth and sensitivity to the conversation on sustainability. Southeast Green caught up with Charles after the event to discuss equity in Atlanta.

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Steve Curwood, Keynote at Southface 2015 Visionary Dinner

Steve Curwood, Keynote at Southface 2015 Visionary Dinner. Steve Curwood of NPR and host of Living on Earth since 1991.Steve Curwood of NPR and host of Living on Earth since 1991. He has done many things on NPR but the fact that he has committed to Living on Earth for so long proves he is a planet lover! Make no mistake, Steve is super knowledgeable about climate change and the equity of climate change. He is very informative, thoughtful and motivating.  Steve was the keynote at the 2015 Visionary Dinner hosted by Southface Energy.

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Dr. Marshall Shepherd at Genesis Event Hosted By GIPL

Dr. Shepherd, a triple degree holder from Florida State University, is the Director of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.Dr. Marshall Shepherd was the keynote speaker at the Genesis Society meeting hosted by GIPL. Dr. Shepherd, a triple degree holder from Florida State University, is the Director of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shepherd addressed the attendees about understanding the difference between weather and climate. Southeast Green spoke with Dr. Shepherd afterwards to find out how people can  up their climate literacy.

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Meet Rani Quirk of Harvest Soul at Expo East

Harvest Soul chewable juice makes its debut at Expo East. Join Southeast Green as we interview Rani Quirk of Harvest Soul and learn about chewable juice.Harvest Soul is a chewable juice? A what? Yes, a chewable juice that has little bits of pulp, nuts and seeds that you chew while you sip. We had a bit of video issues but were able to save the audio. So listen in as we discuss "chewtrition" with Rani Quirk of Harvest Soul.

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Expo East Best of East Winner - Tio Gazpacho

Meet Tio Gazpacho founder and winner of Best of East at Expo East. Tio Gazpacho is a delicious drinkable organic soup.. Expo East, the largest natural products tradeshow on the East coast, brings natural foods, products and supplements from all over the country. This year 30% of exhibitors were new!

Southeast Green went around to find food vendors who were either based in the southeast or doing business in the southeast.

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Norah Silva, GreenTek Energy at the Southern Solar Summit

Norah Silva of GreenTek Energy shows the recently released exterior solar LED light at the Southern Solar SummitNorah Silva of GreenTek Energy shows the recently released exterior solar LED light at the Southern Solar Summit. It can stand alone or be wired to an existing pole. What makes this light so extraordinary is that the battery is included in the installation. The battery is not external so installation is a simple retrofit. Battery, LED, Casing has a 5 year warranty. Comes in 10W, 20W, 40W and 60W. 

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