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Tweet Diary - #1BillionRising - Eve Ensler

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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.

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Tweet Diary - DOE Grid Modernization Announcement

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.

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Tweet Diary - Pure Cities Environmental Justice Town Hall

Speakers at Beloved Community Environmental Justice Forum: Aaron Muir, National Board Chair, Sierra Club, Djuan Coleon, Pure Cities, Dr. Beverly Wright of New Orleans, andDr. Robert Bullard of TexasPure 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.

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Tweet Diary - Georgia Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues Breakfast

This year's Legislative Session kicked off with multiple events. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce kicked off the Legislative Session with their annual Eggs & Issues breakfast. Celebrating their 100 year anniversary, the Chamber hosted the top Georgia state leadership to present their vision for legislative session this year. Speakers included Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Speaker of the House David Ralston. 

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Tweet Diary - Greenbuild 2015

This year's Greenbuild was in Washington DC. Southeast Green was sponsored by Mohawk Group. Mohawk Group announced their commitment to transparency through the International Future Living Institute (IFLI) Living Product Challenge. By using IFLI product declaration program, Mohawk has declared over 490 products. Many of them are Red List Free which is a designation that shows that the product is free of the most toxic chemicals in industry.This year's Greenbuild was in Washington DC. Southeast Green was sponsored by Mohawk Group. Mohawk Group announced their commitment to transparency through the International Future Living Institute (IFLI) Living Product Challenge. By using IFLI product declaration program, Mohawk has declared over 490 products. Many of them are Red List Free which is a designation that shows that the product is free of the most toxic chemicals in industry. That wasn't the only news at Greenbuild, Florida USGBC brought their new education trailer, and Thursday was packed with female achievement. It started off with Women In Green breakfast and finished with the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. To see the pictures from the evenr go to our Facebook page. To read th takeaways from Greenbuild click here. We conducted a couple of Speaking of Green interviews with Mohawk Group's Jackie Detmer and USGBC Florida Chapter. To read the Tweets in order start at the bottom. To read specific sections click on the buttons below.

Open Plenary Net Zero Session Food as Nutrient for Buildings
Women In Green Breakfast Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards

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Tweet Diary - Sustainability Lunch and Learn with Commissioner Tim Echols

Recently, at a lunch and learn was held at Velo Solar posted by GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. In arguably the coolest place in town to have lunch and learn, guests were treated to a large panel of speakers on sustainability in Atlanta. Covering topics from solar to EVs to energy efficiency, speakers discussed the latest developments with the myriad of projects. Southeast green also got to interview Mark Bell, President of Empower Energy about the release of their new code developed dashboard or solar monitoring and energy efficiency. To watch the interview click here. To see pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.

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