The Georgia World Congress Center announced that it had obtained LEED Silver. They are the 14th largest building in the world to obtain this designation and the largest Convention Center to achieve Silver. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized certification and as Tim discusses this also puts Atlanta in an authority position for others in the industry. Read the press release here.
Southeast Green was invited to the premier night of Pump The Movie. This unenvironmental movie makes one of the most compelling environmental and energy security arguments for fueling America with American fuel solutions. The film is fuel agnostic but supports supports American solutions to our energy consumption. We met up with Yossie after the viewing to hear why he produced the movie.
Little Me Tea is a healthy alternative for juice boxes for Moms-On-The-Go. We caught up with Founder of Little Me Tea, Melinda Hicks right after she won the Best of the East award. The award is voted on by the media attendees so it's a big honor to win. Listen in as we speak to Melinda.
Expo East is the East Coast's largest natural food and supplement show. Southeast Green attended to see what the business side of natural and organic foods is up to. Attending two days of educational sessions, we met yet another outstanding Environmental Working Group warrior, Mary Ellen Kustin. She was on the panel discussing non-GMO and S D4. We asked her a bit more about S D4.
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy was in Atlanta for the Clean Power Plan hearings in Atlanta. He spoke with Southeast Green about how the first day of hearings went. The Clean Power Plan seeks to find a expedited path to a stronger clean energy future and also reduce US carbon emissions a lead factor in climate change.
In May of 2014, the USGBC, Georgia Chapter, Advocacy Committee hosted a panel of legislators and lobbyists to discuss the ins and outs of the Georgia Legislature. Southeast Green caught up with Rep. Sam Teasley from Marietta to discuss takeaways from the event.
Pete Marte discusses why Hannah Solar became the first Georgia company to sell Solar Energy Sculpture.
GreenLaw and the Sierra Club hosted the National Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign Mary Ann Hitt at a private party recently. Mary Ann spoke to an audience of about fifty people and Southeast Green caught up with Mary Ann after the presentations. Fresh off of a trip to North Carolina to talk to Duke Energy about their coal ash pond challenges, Mary Ann discussed how that trip played out.
Southeast Green was honored to attend its first Alabama Water Rally March 8th in downtown Montgomery. It was great to finally meet Nelson Brooke the Black Warrior Riverkeeper! Nelson spent some time with Southeast Green discussing the work of the Black Warrior Riverkeeper.