October 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.
Southface 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.
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.
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.
You scream. I scream. We all desire ice cream! Meet Graeter's Ice Cream VP of Sales. Why is what seems to be a normal staple at the natural products tradeshow? Easy. Graeter's has committed itself to handcrafted batches that provides a premium experience focusing on natural ingredients.
The Savannah Bee Company won best body care product at Expo East. The coveted Best of East award is voted on by press attendees only who know the industry, so it's a real honor. Southeast Green caught up with the owner right after they won. Learn about their non-profit to save the bees too.
Can there be a healthier way to make Whoopie Pies? You betcha! NonGMO Project verified, no preservatives, colored with natural ingredients instead of food coloring dyes, these Whoopie Pies are a delicious treat for the family and allergen free.
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.
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.
Norah 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.