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.
Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, was in Atlanta on February 1, 2016 to launch the third annual One Billion Rising international campaign. Atlanta is honored to be a part of over 1,000 risings that will happen on Valentine's Day. The One Billion Rising campaign is organized by Ensler to raise awareness to end domestic and sexual violence against women. Now normally this would be the conversation that Southeast Green would cover but when Ensler made an impassioned linkage to climate justice and sexual abuse, our attention was grabbed. If you want to just hear the climate part it's about halfway through. Watch the Video Presentation. Read the tweets from the bottom up.
The Department of Energy made the announcement for a substantial investment in modernizing the electrical grid. The DOE team hosted a press conference and were joined by Rhone Resch, CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association. They discussed the importance of the $220 million investment that will allow for seventeen states to participate in the programs. Read the press release. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.
Pure Cities hosted an environmental justice fourm at the MLK Center on January 14. The panel featured Aaron Muir, National Board Chair, Sierra Club, Dr. Robert Bullard of Texas and Dr. Beverly Wright of New Orleans. This panel brought a diversity of perspectives from overall trends of what's happening in the south to the details of the environmental racism that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom. Watch the video that Pure Cities produced on Environmental Justice.