Clean Cities of Atlanta, City of Atlanta, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Transportation and the Environment and Delta Ground Support Equipment department all gathered on May 13 to announce the completion of the retrofit of existing baggage handlers from diesel to electricity. The sum total of environmental gains is quite impressive but more importantly it is another step for a US company to become less dependent on foreign oil. To view the pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. Read the tweets.
Nicole Steele presented about the Energy 2030 plan to the Southeastern Climate Energy Network. Energy 2030 is a plan to double energy productivity by 2030 which would save $327 Billion. A variety of industry and political leaders and non-profits coming together to promote the plan.
Madhu Menon - Infosys talks about the commitment to sustainability that they have and how it gives the competitive edge to Infosys. Infosys won the Foreign Direct Investment Award that in part honors companies for their commitment to sustainability. Once again at the Georgia Aquarium, so watch for the Belugas in the back ground. Read the Tweet Diary from the Metro Atlanta Chamber Global Impact Awards.
Commissioner Kathie Gannon hosted the annual Green Expo at Georgia Perimeter College. Attendees heard lectures on gardening and energy efficiency and attended the Expo which had over 40 vendors participate. With over 150 in attendance the Expo once again underlined DeKalb County's commitment to sustainability. Southeast Green caught up with Commissioner Lee May to discuss that commitment.
EarthShare of Georgia hosted it's annual Earth Day Leadership Breakfast on April 19th. Hosting the who's who of Environmental Non-Profits, Atlanta's Corporate Sustainability Leaders and the Atlanta Sustainability Community, the breakfast announced it's annual award winners and featured Bruce Karas of Coca-Cola as the keynote speaker. Kaiser Permanente both presenting sponsor and winner had a full cadre of leaders in attendance. Southeast Green caught up with Dr. Rob Schreiner who shared with us all the sustainability initiatives at Kaiser and his neighborhood recycling competition. The event was at the Georgia Aquarium and if you look closely you will see one of the beluga whales in the background. Breakfast with the Belugas, what better way to celebrate Earth Day? Read the Tweet Diary to get a full review of the event.
Roy Willis of PERC (Propane Education & Research Council) was in Atlanta for the PGA Southeastern Convention And International Propane Expo 2013. This video is the presentation of the new Ford F650 medium duty truck with Roush Clean Tech and Roy Willis. Thanks to @SustainableKel who covered the event for Southeast Green.
Have you ever been paddling? Do you remember your first experience? Was it with scouts or with your parents? Well a lot of children especially in under served urban communities never get to experience the joy of nature much less doing it traveling down a river in a canoe. Youth Paddle Georgia takes a group of youth each year on the river of the year for a week for a paddling excursion as part of the Greater Paddle Georgia Excursion. Meet your two trusted guides for this adventure and boy is it an adventure! To get a summary of the tweets from the weekend read the Tweet Diary - Weekend for Rivers.
Part of the Weekend for Rivers event was learning about why beavers are an important part of river protection and habitat creation. The North American Beaver is viewed as a nuisance rodent by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources which means it's legal to kill at will. However, Beavers like other creature have a valuable role in the ecosystem of a river. To learn how to protect them visit www.beaversww.org. So meet "The Beav". To get a summary of the tweets from the weekend read the Tweet Diary - Weekend for Rivers.
Southeast Green covered the annual Weekend for Rivers conference. A variety of speakers presented including Leigh Bost of Patagonia. Patagonia is a national outdoor clothing company that makes a commitment locally to environmental community. So meet Leigh and learn about all the great work they have done. To get a summary of the tweets from the weekend click on this link to read the Tweet Diary - Weekend for Rivers.
Georgia Solar Utilities hosted a press conference for Georgia House Bill 657. Sponsor of the bill the Honorable Rusty Kidd of Milledgeville and co-sponsor the Honorable Carol Fullerton of Albany spoke Southeast Green about the bill and it's goals for solar in Georgia.