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Steve O'Day - Water Smart Grid

Stephen E. O’Day is the Partner in charge of the Environmental Law and the Sustainability Practices at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

The Environmental Practice Group handles all aspects of traditional environmental legal issues. SGR’s Sustainability Practice Group provides focused legal advice and representation to companies and entities regarding sustainability initiatives, sustainable businesses and business practices, renewable energy, business issues, planning and litigation.

Mr. O’Day has handled environmental litigation, consultation and negotiations for over 32 years. He advises clients in connection with the full range of environmental issues, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Clean Water Act compliance, Clean Air Act permits and compliance, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitting and compliance including solid and hazardous waste treatment, disposal and cleanups, Superfund cleanups, toxic tort claims, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act permitting and compliance, Toxic Substances Control Act compliance, right to know legislation under OSHA and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act, water law and other environmental matters. He handles administrative proceedings on state and federal levels in connection with issues ranging from usage of real property to compliance with federal and state environmental laws. He represents clients in litigation across the country involving environmental matters such as toxic tort litigation, nuisance litigation, hazardous waste cleanups, including sites both on and off the NPL, Clean Water Act citizen suits and compliance litigation, facilities compliance with the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act, mold litigation and landfill issues.


Pam Davidson - Candidate for Public Service Commissioner GA

Pam Davidson is a successful project planner and energy consultant whose diligent efforts over the past ten years have led to progressive government policies for both non-profit organizations and clean industries. 

Pam has experience  on the local, state, and federal levels both to protect the environment and develop incentives for sustainable practices. While retaining broad knowledge of environmental issues and the basic government venues addressing them, Pam has specializes in energy and climate issues. She initiated and saw to completion Georgia’s  first comprehensive “new energy” bill, HB 670, which was signed by the Governor. HB670 provides incentives for residential, commercial and industrial energy users to employ energy efficiency as well as solar, wind, and biomass renewable energy technologies. She has extensive experience in negotiating with energy utilities within a regulatory environment and leveraging the political and financial resources necessary to accomplish precedent -setting standards in energy policy.


The Chick-Fil-A Bowl Sustainability Commitment

Gary P. Stokan is President and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, a position he has held since 1998. Stokan is the past president and CEO of Atlanta Hall Management – the organization created to relocate and manage the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. He is also the past president of the Atlanta Sports Council, where he served from 1998 to 2009 and was the chairman of the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee to recruit the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

As President of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which generates an annual economic impact of $35 million for the city of Atlanta and state of Georgia, Stokan has positioned the Chick-fil-A Bowl as the number-one non-BCS bowl in the nation. The Bowl has enjoyed a string of 14 consecutive sellouts, making it one of the highest-attended non-BCS bowl games in the country. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is college football’s most charitable bowl game – having given more than $12 million since 2002 which garnered the Atlanta Small Business Philanthropic Award. Most recently, the Chick-fil-A Bowl was named a Top 10 Small Business in Atlanta by Business Leader Media.


First Textbook on Residential Green Building - Carl Seville

Written as a response to the increasing maturity of green building and the increasing sophistication of green building certifications, Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction is aimed at turning the educational lens of green building principles specifically onto single family homes. As the first textbook on residential green building, this book fills a sizeable void in the educational field of green building.

The authors of Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction,Atlanta-based Abe Kruger and Carl Seville, have a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as a track record of innovation in the green building field. Their joint skills and perspective provide a comprehensive and current guide to the growing field of green building.


Recycling Medical Supplies for a cause

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children is a non-profit, in business for 25 years, whose main purpose is to provide used medical equipment to people in need. We collect used medical equipment from lots of sources, refurbish and clean it, and give back to people on our long waiting list! Join us as we interview Chris Brand, CEO.


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