The annual Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) conference was held in Washington DC. The conference brought IPL state leaders from across the country to discuss legislative issues pertaining to climate change and other faith issues facing faith communities. The highlights included a rousing speech by Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley to encourage leaders as they prepared for legislative visits and a key note by Peggy Shepherd of WE ACT for Environmental Justice. She is an eco-activist and CEO of We ACT in Harlem. To read the tweets from Ms. Shepherd's speech in order start at the bottom and read up. To watch the speech check out our recording in Out and About Scopes.
The EarthShare of Georgia 2016 Leadership Breakfast was held with the who's who of Atlanta's sustainability community in attendance. Ryan Gravel was the keynote speaker. The attendees enjoyed a round table discussion along with the delicious breakfast. To read in order start at the bottom up.
The United Methodist Church's National Creation Care Conference was hosted at Decatur First United Methodist Church. This year's theme was Sowing Seeds: Where Food and Faith Meet. The conference hosted national, regional and local speakers. The conference had keynote speakers Norman Wirzba and Jennifer Ayres on Friday and Andrew Kimbrell on Saturday. Conference attendees also participated in tours and several different worship celebratiosn. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.
The 2016 Greenprints conference brought a very special keynote speaker, Atlanta's own, Ryan Gravel. Ryan Gravel is the mastermind behind the Atlanta Beltline which has been called the most exciting transportation project by The Brookings Institute's Christopher Leinberger. Gravel's speech was also the kick-off speech for his new book, Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities. Gravel discussed how we got to where we are and how cities across the country are trying to mitigate the 20th century's infrastructure mistakes. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom. Watch Gravel's presentation.
The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport hosted it's annual Women's History Month Luncheon. The theme was There is Beauty in Sustainability. The luncheon featured a panel discussion. The panelists were Jillian Pritchard Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls, Lisa Wise, ReLoom, and Jennifer Hankey of Healthy Green Schools. We interviewed Miguel Southwell, Aviation General Manager of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Liza Milagro, of the Department of Sustainability st the airport. Watch the panel discussion.
Hannah Solar, Georgia's largest Solar Installer and the 53rd largest solar company in the country, presented at Serenbe a sustainable planned community in South Fulton County, Georgia. Located in the Chattahoochee Hills area, Serenbe is about 45 minutes southwest of Atlanta. With an eclectic mix of architectural styles, the community is a great place for solar due to a net metering policy by the local utility. Pete Marte explains the current solar market, Solarize Tybee and how solar works. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up. Watch the presentation.