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New Report Faults Biomass Greenwashing Scheme

Adam Macon, Dogwood Alliance

Adam Macon is the Program Director at Dogwood Alliance. He joined the organization in 2014 and since that time has successfully elevated the Our Forests Aren't Fuel campaign to international prominence, and has been instrumental in supporting the development of an international and regional network pushing back against a growing biomass industry. As a leading spokesperson for Dogwood he has been featured in media around the world, including on the BBC, French TV, Science Magazine, Politico and various other regional, national and international media outlets.

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Keeping the Cleaning Industry Clean

Melissa Grande

The Cleaning Product Industry is changing the way it does boes business.

Melissa Grande is Associate Director, Sustainability Initiatives at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). Since 2012, Melissa has served as a leader developing and supporting ACI’s Sustainability Programs and Sustainability Committee. She manages ACI’s annual Sustainability Metrics Collection Program, Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, and development of ACI’s biennial Sustainability Report. 

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EVs make Money for Georgia

Anne Blair is the Program Director for Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s (SACE) clean fuels program and serves as SACE's Georgia state liaison. Since 2003, Anne has been engaged in policy analysis, outreach and research on both state and federal levels, with an emphasis on clean transportation technologies including electric vehicles (EVs)and bioenergy. She is engaged in regulatory proceedings at the state level on issues related to renewable energy and has testified on transportation issues in numerous regulatory forums throughout the Southeast. 
 
She is a member of the Mothers & Others for Clean Air Leadership Board, the Green-E Governance Board, and the EarthShare of Georgia Board of Directors. She is a graduate of the Environmental Leadership Institute and serves on the Creation Care Committee at Decatur First United Methodist Church.

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City on the Verge with Mark Pendergrast

Mark Penergrast author of City on the VergeMark Pendergrast was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the fourth of seven children in a family that valued civil rights, the environment, sailing, reading, and games of chase and charades. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Harvard, taught high school and elementary school, then went back to Simmons College for a masters in library science and worked as an academic librarian—all the while writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he began writing books full time, which allows him to follow his rather eclectic interests.

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300th Episode: Turning the Tables

Beth Bond, Curator of Sustainable News, Southeast GreenWelcome to season 7 of Speaking of Green!

Hostess Beth Bond looks back over 300 episodes and is interviewed by Southeast Green Intern, Charlotte Spaeth. Charlotte Spaeth is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Riverwood International Charter School and is currently studying Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. She first became interested in the environment and sustainability after a conservation trip to South Africa in 2014. She is excited to combine her two loves, the environment and journalism, this summer as an intern for Southeast Green.

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