Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business

Finally! A real green office supply company

Meet Tom Kemper, CEO

In 1973 the valley in which Kemper was raised was sprayed with dioxin-contaminated waste-oil by county contractors to reduce road dust. Resultant illness and environmental degradation played a role in development of Kemper’s environmental awareness.

Conducting a 1992 recycling event in Dallas, he collected and bagged 350 bags of recyclables. Having no success finding a place to accept the materials, he learned RECYCLING Economics 101: when we purchase products made from materials we place in bins, recycling WORKS! Dolphin Blue, a business built on “The Triple-Bottom-Line” (People, Planet, Profits) was begun in 1994 on Kemper’s vision.

Fiscal 2010 produced revenues of $2.5 million in only recycled-content office supplies, all made in the USA.  Kemper believes we must begin in our communities valuing “natural capital” (clean air, water, organic foods, human health, and strength of local economies). Small business returns accountability and sustainability, creating strong, vibrant economies in local communities.


GSEA - Georgia's Solar future gets brighter every day

Doug Beebe, Board Chair of Georgia Solar Energy Association, will join us as discuss all the exciting developments in Georgia's Solar industry.

In addition to his work at the Georgia Solar Energy Association, Doug works for Deutsche Leasing USA, the US subsidiary of a German leasing company. While growing their traditional equipment finance business in the US, Doug is also developing a solar finance business at Deutsche Leasing USA.  In the past, Doug has held leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations and management at GE Capital and Citigroup during his career in equipment finance.

Doug holds a B.A. degree in Economics and International Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a working knowledge of French and speaks basic Turkish. He attained NABCEP’s Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge in Solar Photovoltaics and continues his education in the solar industry.  He lives in Decatur with his wife, Tijen and daughter, Aleyna.


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