Samantha Thomas of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute discusses future plans for a reshaped, more walkable Avondale Estates, Georgia.
State Representative Scott Holcomb, District 82 in DeKalb County discussed his legislative agenda for the 2013 session for the Georgia Legislative session. His two pieces of legislation will focus on business and sustainability. One is on recycling and the other addresses B Corps.
The 16th Annual Georgia Organics Conference with the largest number of attendees ever brought renowned Chef Michel Nischan. He is also the founder of Wholesome Wave took some time with Southeast Green to discuss what FarmRx really is...it's all about the farmacist! Food is medicine and this year's conference is all about that connection.
Southeastern Faith Sustainability Summit held in Atlanta brought faith leaders from around the Southeast to discuss strategy, faith and to inspire each other. Muslims, Jewish and Christian leaders shared successes and asked for feedback. One topic of particular importance was eco-justice and the African American community. Rev. Michael McClain from the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA spoke to Southeast Green to discuss the challenges that are particular to that community.
John Noel subscribed to the Ecotality Free Charger program. John explains here how it works and how you will never have to wait in line for gas again or be a victim of fluctuating gas prices by driving an EV.
Vice Admiral McGinn of ACORE () was a featured guest of the Savannah International Clean Energy Conference. Soundly making arguments for the need of renewable energy for the American Economy for financial, security and environmental reasons, spent a few minutes with Southeast Green discussing the conference.
Erin Brockovich has identified the Ogeechee River Fish Kill and it's other impending problems as a case that she might be able to lend her special attention. Her inspiring story, never get up attitude, spirit of collaboration and heart for environmental justice and human rights gives us all the hope that America's polluters need to find a better way to do business. It's not about shutting down business, it's about making sure businesses operate in way that honors the environment around them. Words to live by.
Diana Wedincamp is leading the fight to protect the Ogeechee River safe. She is the Ogeechee Riverkeeper and has been educating, collaborating and organizing neighbors who have been effected by the King America Finishing Corporation's un-permitted discharges in the Ogeechee River which lead to the largest fish kill of 33,000.
Bob Bowcock is an Environmental Investigator who was in town with Erin Brockovich at the GreenLaw and Ogeechee Riverkepper. Bob will be investigating well water samples in South Georgia that are suspect of contamination from the King America Finishing Corporation but he brought another interesting topic to light about Fluoride in American Municipalities Drinking Water. Do you know what is in your drinking water?
Southeast Green interviewed Charles Fishman after the Smart Water presentation. Author of The Big Thirst, Mr. Fishman shared his thoughts about Metro Atlanta's opportunities to solve it's water challenges. Southeast Green also created a Tweet Diary on the event. To read it follow this link.