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Coca-Cola: For Every Drop We Use, We Give One Back

Coca-Cola: For Every Drop We Use, We Give One Back

Jonathan S. Radtke, Water Sustainability Program Director, Coca-Cola North America

Jon Radtke is the Water Sustainability Program Director for Coca-Cola North America based in Atlanta, GA. In this role, he manages the company’s water stewardship program, which assesses and mitigates water risks facing Coca-Cola operations. Primary areas of focus include water efficiency initiatives, source water protection strategies, community water partnerships and sustainable agriculture initiatives within the supply chain. One goal of the Company was to return to nature and communities an amount of water equivalent to the water used in Coca-Cola’s beverages and their production. Mr. Radtke’s leadership has helped the Company to reach this goal five years early and to position The Coca-Cola Company as an industry leader in water stewardship.

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Veterans & Energy Efficiency - Serving those who have served us

Frank Wickstead, ICFFrank Wickstead is a licensed general contractor in Georgia, a LEEDapBD+C, and a Building Performance Institute Building Analyst proctor/trainer and Subject Matter Expert. Frank has degrees in Architectural Design and Building Construction from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia. He and was given the Georgia Institute of Technology's 2010 Environmental Leadership Award. As a design/build remodeler he was named one of the top 50 remodelers in the country by Remodeler Magazine, was name the EarthCraft Renovator of the Year in 2009 and 2010.

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Why wait for a Tesla Roof? When you can have a SolarSkin

Ido Salama, Sistine SolarIdo Salama is the co-founder of Sistine Solar, a company dedicated to designing beautiful solar systems and SolarSkin. He has a diverse background in strategy, sales and product innovation. Past work experience includes: helping launch the modu phone - a modular phone concept in Europe, advising Yahoo! executives on acquiring internet startups and analyzing technology companies at Citibank.

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Why Florida Businesses are Vote #NoOn1

Ken LaRoe, First Green Bank discusses Amendment 1 anti-solar billJoin us as we speak to Ken LaRoe of First Green Bank and also announce brekaing news on Amendment 1 in Florida.

In 2009, Mr. LaRoe opened First Green Bank, the first bank with an environmental mission in the eastern United States. Mr. LaRoe is the Founder, Board Chairman and CEO of the holding company, First GREEN Bancorp. In 1999, Mr. LaRoe founded Florida Choice Bank and was its largest shareholder, Chairman, CEO, and President. He grew the bank to over $400 million in assets by 2006 when the bank was sold to Alabama National Bancorp.

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What's it like to have a Grandfather who changed the World?

John A. LanierJohn A. Lanier joined the Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Executive Director in May 2013. Serving in this role has been an immense honor for him, and he feels privileged to work with his family to advance the legacy of Ray, his grandfather. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lanier was an associate attorney with Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, LLP, specializing in U.S. Federal taxation. He represented the interests of various Atlanta-based nonprofits, gaining experience in nonprofit formations, compliance and applications for recognition of tax-exempt status.

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Telling the Stories of Solar

Stories of Solar

Too often, solar power gets caught up in detailed policy debates and it can be easy to lose sight of the real people who could benefit from more solar in our region: families, farmers, businesses, schools, faith congregations, non-profit organizations, and communities.

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What do tequila, cars and sustainability have in common?

Debbie Mielewski  Research Scientist and Farm to Car MavenFord has been leading the way in regards to finding sustainable farming products to replace fossil fuel intensive products. Through collaboration and progressive thinking, Ford has been working with new partners and seasoned corporations like Coca-Cola to develop new plastics that are friendly for their products and the environment too. It might want to make drink more tequila so you can drive a ford with agave fibers in it!

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The Sun Shines in Florida, so Why so Little Solar?

The Sun Shines in Florida, so Why so Little Solar?Today we will talk to reknowned Southern energy expert Stephen A. Smith, DVM who is the Executive Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE). Dr. Stephen A. Smith has 30 years of experience effecting change for the environment and has been leading SACE since 1993. SACE is a not-for-profit working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. SACE has grown to be a premier voice for energy efficiency and renewable energy issues in the region.

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