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.
WISE (Women in Solar Energy) is a national non-profit to promote the solar energy industry to women as an employment opportunity and to support women once they are in the industry. WISE held events across the country and Atlanta was one of the sites. With standing room only and over 75 women there the event hosted a panel of ladies who represented government, non-profit, commercial and utility sectors. Listen as the panel discusses the opportunities in the solar industry. Watch the panel discussion in Out and About Scopes. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.