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Rethinking Old Tires with Cox Conserves

Golden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second lifeGolden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second life.

Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Ga., is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment. The Center utilizes an Italian pyrolysis technology that is being used for the first time in the U.S. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.

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Toshiba's Nuclear Meltdown

Toshiba's Nuclear MeltdownSara Barczak, High Risk Energy Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

As program director for high risk energy choices, Sara provides extensive outreach and support to concerned citizens, organizing partners, the media, and decision-makers and participates in legislative, state and federal regulatory forums on issues concerning nuclear energy, public safety, utilities and the impacts of power plants and our energy infrastructure on the region’s water resources. Sara managed our coastal office in Savannah, Georgia, which opened in 2000 after the former Georgians for Clean Energy hired her in 1999. She participated in a U.S./Russian exchange with non-governmental organizations in Russia impacted by plutonium bomb fuel (MOX) programs, including travel to Russia. Sara has worked for nearly twenty years in diverse environmental fields in the private and non-profit sectors: as an environmental contractor for Department of Defense facilities relating to hazardous waste and air quality issues and as a citizen’s advocate, educator, and consultant for three non-profit organizations. Sara received a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University.

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Solarize Decatur-DeKalb: Successful Lessons Learned

Solarize Decatur-DeKalbKC Boyce - Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Board MemberK.C. Boyce is senior product director for the Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement studies at Market Strategies International. He manages the development and delivery of syndicated studies and best practices with a focus on helping utilities create valuable relationships with their business and residential customers. Throughout his career, K.C. has worked across industries and sectors to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and translate subject matter expertise into actionable insight. Before joining Market Strategies, K.C. was senior vice president at Chartwell, where he led industry and consumer research, conference production and marketing. He also served as the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s assistant director, leading its consumer research program.

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How GP PRO is Making the World's Restrooms Sustainable

John Mulcahy – Vice President – Sustainability, North American Consumer ProductsJohn Mulcahy – Vice President – Sustainability, North American Consumer Products

John Mulcahy is Vice President of Sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, where he is responsible for the sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs for the company’s Consumer, GP PRO, and Nonwovens businesses.  John works to develop collaborative relationships with Georgia-Pacific customers, helping them to achieve their sustainability objectives by developing insights, building cost and value advantages into Georgia-Pacific products, and providing assurance that GP is a responsible and ethical supplier.

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Take a Ride on The Ray

Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.Allie Kelly is Executive Director of The Ray.

A Georgia native, Allie earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Georgia. She has worked in public policy for over 15 years, first as a lobbyist for UPS in Washington, D.C., then returning to Atlanta and founding Georgia Watch in 2002, which is the state’s only consumer watchdog organization.

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It starts with A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing director, Pamela Tanner BollPamela Tanner Boll, an artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist, is the Director of Who Does She Think She Is?, a film about five artists who are mothers. She is the Co-Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels, and the Executive Producer of eight documentaries: ConnectedIn a DreamOur Summer in TehranStrange PowersStephin Merritt and the Magnetic FieldsLiving in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without BorderShe’s Beautiful When She’s AngryClose to the Fire, and E-Team.

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New Adventures with Sally Bethea

New Adventures with Sally BetheaSally Bethea is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization established in 1994 whose mission is to protect and restore the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries, and watershed. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech and an honorary doctorate from LaGrange College – as well as more than 35 years of experience in environmental issues and nonprofit management.

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Does your business have The Sustainability Edge?

Suhas Apte - Co-Author of The Sustainability EdgeSuhas Apte is a senior executive with rich, diverse experience covering many facets of business management. Suhas has developed a valuable global perspective, extensive CPG industry experience and sustainability credentials based on a broad career path working in Asia-Pacific, developing markets, Europe and the United States.  

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